MCA Turns 100

MCA Turns 100

McLean Citizens Association: Recent accomplishments and upcoming activities.

On behalf of the McLean Citizens Association (MCA), welcome! We’re delighted that you have chosen to live in the greater McLean area and hope that you will find it a welcoming “hometown.”

This year, MCA celebrates its 100th anniversary as McLean’s “go-to” unofficial town council and voice on local, regional, and state issues that affect McLean’s quality of life.

We have a dynamite series of events planned for the Fall, which are open to members and non-members. Confirmed so far are the following events at the McLean Community Center:

  • Sept. 17: “Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery in McLean: What You Can Do,” 7-9 p.m.

  • Oct. 14: “Transportation Update: Roads, Metro, Buses and Sidewalks in and Around McLean,” with Tom Biesiadny, Director of Fairfax’s Department of Transportation, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

  • Oct. 26: 10th Congressional District Debate between John Foust (D) and Barbara Comstock (R), 3-4:30 p.m.

  • Nov. 20: MCA Centennial Celebration, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

  • Dec. 1: Conversation with Dr. Karen Garza, Fairfax School Superintendent, 7-9 p.m.

Any resident in the greater McLean area* may join MCA. We have a 40-member Board of Directors. We do most of our work through our committees, which are open to all members -- Budget and Taxation; Education and Youth; Environment, Parks and Recreation; Membership; Planning and Zoning; and Transportation.

A few of our more recent accomplishments include:

  • Successful advocacy for interim parking at the McLean metro station;

  • Adoption of 23 of MCA’s 24 sidewalk and intersection project requests in the County six-year transportation plan;

  • County endorsement of a public-private sector cost-sharing formula for Tysons-related transportation costs that saves County residents about $40 million over ten years; and

  • County support for improvements to McLean’s parks and recreational facilities and Dolley Madison Library.

As we move forward, we are focusing on the following issues: class size and school start times, traffic congestion, aircraft and metro noise, zoning and development plans in McLean and Tysons, parks and recreational facilities, and budget and tax matters.

Please consider joining MCA. Not only will you help to make our community even better, but you also will meet some fantastic people and make new friends. For further information and a membership application, go to I look forward to personally meeting you and welcoming you to McLean and the MCA.

  • The area extending from the McLean-Arlington border to Vienna on the Route 7 side of the Dulles Toll Road and Great Falls east of Difficult Run.