Committees Are the Heart of the MCA
The MCA's Committees, identified below, study issues affecting residents of the McLean Area; develop resolutions and letters on issues of public significance; and organize public citizen information sessions where local elected officials, Fairfax County representatives and others address specific areas of interest. MCA Committees are made up of volunteers who often have considerable experience and expertise on subjects the Committees oversee.
You must be a member of the MCA in order to join an MCA Committee. Please contact the Chair of a Committee if you are interested in joining or if there is an issue affecting the McLean Area that you think the Committee should investigate. Thanks for your interest and helping to keep the MCA an effective advocate for the greater McLean community!
Budget & Taxation
The Budget and Taxation Committee researches and formulates recommendations on how Fairfax County raises and spends money, and promotes effective government. The Committee’s largest effort each year is preparing MCA’s position on the proposed County budget. The Committee drafts a series of recommendations for consideration by the MCA Board of Directors and delivery to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the school system’s School Board. The recommendations are also presented to the Board of Supervisors at public hearings.
Chair: Dale Stein
The Committee meets on the third Wednesday of the month
Planning & Zoning
The Planning and Zoning Committee reviews all McLean area land use permit applications that are scheduled to be heard by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors (Rezonings, Special Exceptions and 2232 Reviews) or by the Board of Zoning Appeals (Special Permits and Variances) and represents the MCA during the public hearing process on those applications. The Committee also reviews proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and the Comprehensive Plans for McLean and Tysons.
Chair: Scott Spitzer
The Committee meets on the last Tuesday of the month
The Transportation Committee works with neighborhoods to identify problem intersections and other safety-related issues on local streets and roadways. This includes both pedestrian and bicycle issues. The Committee works closely with County and State transportation departments and with the Dranesville District Supervisor to find solutions. The Committee also follows the progress of major transportation initiatives that impact McLean, such as Rail to Dulles, and the Beltway widening proposal and prepares recommendations for MCA Board consideration.
Chair: David Wuehrmann
The Committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month
Education & Youth
The Education & Youth Committee advocates for the excellence of McLean-area public schools and activities. The Committee also covers issues affecting young people including schools and recreational activities.
Chair: Jim Beggs
The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month
Environment, Parks & Recreation
The Environment, Parks and Recreation Committee monitors a broad range of issues associated with preservation of the community's natural resources and quality of life. Areas of interest include: tree preservation; stream and water quality protection; stormwater, soil and erosion issues; air quality, noise, light and visual pollution; and numerous parks and recreation issues.
Chair: Barbara Ryan
The Committee meets on the second Wednesday of the month
The Tysons Corner Liaison Committee's role is to act as a liaison between the Board of Directors and key stakeholders, e.g., appointed and elected officials from Fairfax County and the Town of Vienna, county staff, state government officials, nearby civic associations, Tysons Corner landowners and developers, and members of the press, with respect to policy issues of interest to the MCA relating to the development of Tysons and Tysons impacts on the greater McLean area
Chair: Sally Horn
The Committee meets every other month as announced
The Public Safety Liaison addresses Public Safety issues and advocates for solutions by studying and reporting on matters related to Police, Fire and Rescue, Public Safety Communications, Emergency Management, Public Health, Public Affairs, and prepares recommendations for MCA Board consideration. The Public Safety Liaison works closely with residents in the Greater McLean area and with the various Fairfax County; State of Virginia; and Federal Government offices and officials.
Liaison: Patrick Smaldore
The Membership Committee promotes membership in the MCA and manages membership records. The Committee also organizes or supports MCA Membership meetings and MCA-sponsored public events, the MCA Booth at McLean Day, and participation in the Winterfest Parade.
Chair: Linda Walsh
The Committee meets on the fourth Monday of the month
McLean Citizens Association -- McLean, Virginia