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McLean Governing Board Election Slated for May 19

On Saturday, May 19, the McLean Community Center’s (MCC) annual Governing Board elections will take place on McLean Day 2018. Residents of Dranesville Small District 1A can cast their votes from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Lewinsville Park (1659 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean).

The board sets policy and provides general oversight for all programs of the Center and its facilities, including the Robert Ames Alden Theatre and the Old Firehouse Teen Center. Three adult positions and two youth positions are open this year. The adult candidates who receive the three-highest vote counts will serve three-year terms. Youth candidates, one from the McLean High School boundary area and one from the Langley High School boundary area, will serve one-year terms. Youth candidates do not have to attend these schools to serve on the board.

Adult candidates are as follows:

Maria Foderaro-Guertin, Carole Herrick, Terri Markwart and Raj Mehra

Langley High School boundary area candidates — Brian Kim and Megan Markwart

McLean High School boundary area candidates — Serena Aurora, Lauren Herzberg and Kimya Shirazi.

Write-in Candidates are allowed. Write-in candidates must receive at least 10 votes from 10 residents of the Center’s tax district to have their votes counted. For youth write-in candidates, the 10 votes must come from teens who live within the same high school boundary area as the candidate.

Absentee ballots are available. A resident may request an absentee ballot package by phone (703-790-0123, TTY: 711) or email (, or may pick one up at three of MCC’s sites: Administrative Offices, at 6631 Old Dominion Dr.; Class Program/Registration Office, at 6645 Old Dominion Dr.; or The Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd. Completed absentee voting affidavits and ballots must be received at one of the three sites by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16.