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Published on 3/24/2023

Supervisor Foust will not be seeking reelection.  He noted that he served as the MCA president 20 years ago and that started him on a path of public service.


MCA Education and Youth Chair, Jim Beggs recognized the Cooper Middle School “Kids Lit Quiz” National Champions.  For more information on the competition please read the full article recognizing their accomplishment.


The MCC offered five rooms for the event and in conjunction with MPA offered access to the McLean Pyramid Youth Art Exhibit, the MPA’s Galleries, and the Alden Theatre.  Allie O’Hare’s Art in Motion Dance Studio provided dancers who performed for an audience of over 200 people and the McLean Community Players performed a scene from their upcoming production, The Thirty-Nine Steps,  a hilarious and exciting retelling of Alfred Hitchcock's iconic 1935 spy thriller.  (Note the show starts April 14th at Capital One Vault Theatre.  For ticket information please visit The McLean Players will be back in the Alden Theatre in July with their production of the musical "American Idiot".)

We were honored to have Steven Bloom, President of the McLean Community Foundation, on hand to talk about the grants that MCF offers.  Since its founding in 1980, MCF has awarded grants that enhance quality of life, encourage civic spirt, and provide valuable community services for the residents of McLean.  To learn more about the MCF, visit their website -


Our favorite superheroes were recognized and presented plaques of appreciation at the celebration.  We were honored to have in attendance, Fairfax County Police Department Chief Kevin Davis and the McLean District Station Police Department leadership as well as many police officers that work at the McLean District Station.  MCA Public Safety Liaison, Patrick Smaldore, presented a plaque to Chief Davis and the McLean District Station to express the community's sincerest gratitude and deepest appreciation for their service protecting our greater McLean area community.


MCA Raj Mehra presented plaques recognizing the three Fire and Rescue Stations that are located within the MCA boundaries.  Plaques of appreciation for services rendered to our community were presented to:   Fire Station 401 on Laughlin Avenue, Fire Station 429 on Spring Hill Road and Fire Station 444 on Old Meadow Road.  Chief Butler was not able to attend, but we were honored to have representatives from each fire station.


Food and drink were provided by the MCA and the MPA provided an Arts and Crafts activity table (over 50 children were in attendance).  All in attendance enjoyed the entertainment, the exhibits, networking and learning more about the local organizations as well as meeting their neighbors.


To view photos of the event, please visit the I Love McLean Celebration photo album on MCA’s website.