Tomorrow, Friday is the deadline for filing a nominating petition if you want to seat for one of four seats open this year on the McLean Community Center Board.
The Community Center board is the only citizens board in McLean with the power to levy taxes. That's how they have accumulated a surplus totalling $10.7 million.
Three adult positions and two youth positions are open this year. The terms of board members Susan Bourgeois, Craig Richardson and David Sanders.
MCC’s board oversees the Community Center on Ingleside Avenue, the Robert Ames Alden Theatre and the Old Firehouse Teen Center. MCC is an agency of Fairfax County Government.
Board members are unpaid.
Candidates must be residents of the Center’s tax district (Dranesville Small Tax District 1A) in order to be eligible to run for a seat on the 11-member board. In order to have their names placed on the ballot, candidates are required to obtain the signatures of 10 McLean tax district residents in their respective categories, either adult or youth.
Nominating petition forms are available at the Center. The deadline for filing completed petitions is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23. Voting will be held during McLean Day from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road. Absentee Voting also is permitted from Monday, April 9, to Wednesday, May 16.
The three adult candidates who receive the three highest vote counts will serve three-year terms. Youth members will serve one-year terms. Adult candidates must be at least 18 years of age as of McLean Day. Youth candidates must be 15-17 years of age as of McLean Day. 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; however, they must reside in the boundary areas served by these schools as defined by Fairfax County Public Schools.
For more information on the MCC Governing Board Election, see the Notice of Nomination or call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.