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Representing the Interests of McLean Area Residents For Over a Century

          The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) is a volunteer, non-governmental organization that has served since 1914
          as an unofficial town council for the residents of the McLean Area, which has no governmental structure of its own.
          MCA has provided a forum for McLean area residents to have a voice in resolving community problems and
          county-wide issues affecting the area.

Date: 11/11/2019
Subject: Reminder - MCA Hosting Homeowners and Condominium Association Forum
From: McLean Citizens Association


Don't miss the MCA sponsored Homeowners and Condominium Association Leader Forum.  MCA is happy to have a trio of guest speakers who will cover State and Local regulations applicable to Common Interest Communities.  It is important that our community leaders are aware of changes in legislation and prepare for future changes!  Information relayed by our guest speakers can help you avoid some costly pitfalls, plan for the future, and point you in the right direction when you need help!  


Homeowners and Condominium Leader Forum

Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.

McLean Community Center

1234 Ingleside Avenue

McLean, Virginia 22101

 The schedule of speakers and topics they will cover are below.  There will be a question and answer period at the end of the program.  If you have additional topics you would like our speakers to cover, please send your request to Linda Walsh (

Review of Common Interest Community Ombudsman Regulations and Complaint Procedures

    Heather S Gillespie, Common Interest Community (CIC) Ombudsman, Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

What recourse do owners have if they disagree with a decision made by the HOA/CA Board of Directors?  Ms. Gillespie will explain the CIC Complaint process.  Find out what steps a Board should take to avoid CIC Complaints.

Fairfax County Resources and Contacts for Community Association Members and Leaders

    Michelle L, Thompson, Fairfax County Consumer Affairs Branch

Find out about the resources Fairfax County Office of Consumer Affairs provide to help HOA/CA Boards effectively manage their common interest community.   

Enacted Legislation and what might be considered in the 2020 Legislative Session and Recent VA Supreme Court Case – Sainani v. Belmont Glen Homeowners Ass’n.

    Kimberley M. O'Halloran-Perez, Principal Partner, Rees Broome, PC 

The 2019 Legislation focused on adequacy of capital reserves and financial disclosure especially as it relates to storm-water management.  New legislation allows email notification even if your governing documents require postal delivery.  Learn about the process you must follow to get owners' permission for email notification.  What legislation might be considered in 2020?  Review of the recent Virginia Supreme Court Case regarding holiday decorations.

Fairfax County Short-Term Lodging regulation effective October 1, 2018

    Kimberley M. O'Halloran-Perez, Principal Partner, Rees Broome, PC 

Review of the regulation and how your community's governing documents might prohibit short term rentals.

This meeting will be especially useful to those communities that self-manage.  Reservations are recommended but not required.  Sign up at the MCA website ( by clicking on the calendar event or use this link (MCA Homeowners & Condo Association Leader Forum - 11/13/2019)


Please forward this invitation to leaders in your community.  MCA maintains a listing of Homeowners, Condominium and Civic Association Boards with a goal of keeping our neighborhood leaders well informed about meetings and issues impacting our community.  Please send community leader contact information to Linda Walsh (
We look forward to seeing you on November 13!
Linda Walsh
MCA Board Member
Event Coordinator
(703) 300-0819



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