MCA Annual Membership Meeting and Elections Held on May 30
MCA members attended the MCA's Annual Membership Meeting on May 30th at the McLean Community Center. At the meeting, MCA elected its board members — including six officers and 34 directors. Trustees were also elected to MCA's charitable affiliate, the McLean Community Foundation. Following the meeting, there was a session regarding developments in McLean. Speakers included:
- Chad Quinn, Vice-Chair of the Governing Board of the McLean Community Center, who spoke regarding proposed renovation plans;
- Elizabeth Morton, Chair of the McLean Revitalization Corporation, who discussed downtown revitalization plans;
- And Marcus Simon, First Vice-Chairman of the McLean Chamber of Commerce, who talked about the business environment in McLean.
Resolution Regarding McLean Central Park Plans
The Environment, Parks & Recreation Committee drafted a resolution regarding the conceptual plans for McLean Central Park being developed by the Fairfax County Park Authority. The resolution, which the MCA Board passed in April, calls for several changes to the plan, including revisions to the parking and drop-off lanes as well as measures to ensure protection of the environment. The MCA believes that these proposed changes would help to protect this important resource – one that is at the heart of the McLean community. Here is a link to the resolution text.
Teen Character Awards
Eleven local area teenagers were awarded the 2013 MCA Outstanding Character Award for Teenagers. The awards, presented at a ceremony held on McLean Day, recognize teenagers who have contributed significantly to the welfare of family or community members. The winners were: Jade Davis, Will Davis, Charlotte Heffelmire, Bel Kelly-Russo, Arjan Peters, Azita Peters, Anna Pope. Alex Riddell, Alex Soltany, Cameron Thompson, and Ben Wang. The teenagers attend four different area schools, including Langley HS, McLean HS, St. Albans School and Cooper MS.
MCA President Testifies on FY 2014 Budget Proposal
Sally K. Horn, MCA President, testified before the Board of Supervisors on April 11th regarding the proposed FY 2014 Fair County Budget. In light of economic concerns and rising residential real estate assessments, she called on the Board to keep the tax rate flat. Click this link to read her remarks.
April Membership Meeting Focused on Education
MCA members and McLean-area residents concerned about local public education had an opportunity to participate in a Conversation on Education on Monday, April 8th at McLean High School. Speakers addressed a range of school-related issues and included Cluster I Assistant Superintendent Marty Smith, School Board member Jane Strauss, and Supervisor John Foust. An extended public Q&A session followed.
Membership: Please consider joining the MCA or renewing your membership for 2013 to ensure that your voice is heard on these and the other important issues facing McLean area residents. A link to our application can also be found on our Membership page.