2023 MCC Governing Board Elections: Nominating Petitions Now Available
Residents of Dranesville Small District 1A who are looking for ways to give back to their community are encouraged to consider running for a seat on the McLean Community Center (MCC) Governing Board. The 11-member, volunteer board establishes goals and aligns strategies for MCC programs and facilities, including the Robert Ames Alden Theatre (“The Alden”) and The Old Firehouse Center (OFC). In 2023, three adult positions and two youth positions are open on the board. To run for election to the board, candidates must reside in Dranesville Small District 1A, a special tax district that supports the center. Candidates are required to obtain the signatures of 10 tax district residents in their respective categories (either adult or youth) to have their names placed on election ballots.
Petition packets are available at MCC starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18 and completed packets must be returned in person to MCC by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3. Adult candidates must be at least 18 years of age as of Saturday, May 20, the date of the election, which is held at MCC’s annual community festival, McLean Day. Youth candidates must be 15-17 years of age on that date. One youth member will be elected from the McLean High School boundary area and one will be elected from the Langley High School boundary area. Youth candidates are not required to attend either school, but they must reside in the boundary areas served by those schools respectively, as defined by Fairfax County Public Schools. The three adult candidates who receive the highest vote counts will serve three-year terms. Youth members who receive the highest vote count will serve one-year terms
Key Election Dates: Wednesday, January 18: Candidate Petition Packets are available for pickup at MCC.Friday, March 3: Completed Petition Packets must be returned by candidates in person to MCC by 5 p.m. Saturday, March 11: Candidates’ Orientation will be held at MCC. Wednesday, March 15: Absentee Voting begins at MCC. Wednesday, May 17: Absentee Voting ends at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 20: In-Person Voting held at McLean Day at Lewinsville Park from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information on the MCC Governing Board Elections, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit the McLean Community Center Governing Board Candidate Information website.