Friday, March 16, at 5 p.m. is the filing deadline for the McLean Community Center’s (MCC) 2018 Governing Board elections. Residents of Dranesville Small Tax District 1A who are interested in running for a seat on the board can still enter the race. The Board sets policy and provides general oversight for MCC facilities, which include the Robert Ames Alden Theatre and the Old Firehouse Center.
All residents of the Center’s tax district are eligible to run for a seat on the 11-member board. Candidates are required to obtain the signatures of 10 McLean tax district residents in order to have their names placed on the election ballot. Nominating petition forms are available at MCC’s temporary administrative office, which is located at 6631 Old Dominion Dr., McLean.
Three adult positions and two youth positions are open this year. Adult board members serve three-year terms. Youth members serve one-year terms. Adult candidates must be at least 18 years old as of McLean Day on Saturday, May 19. Youth candidates must be 15 to 17 years old as of McLean Day. One youth member who lives within the McLean High School boundary area will be elected and one youth member who lives within the Langley High School boundary area will also be elected. Youth candidates are not required to attend either school; however, they must reside in the boundary areas served by one of the schools as defined by Fairfax County Public Schools.