The McLean Community Center (MCC) was built and is funded by residents of Greater McLean for their use through a real estate tax surcharge, the result of a 1970 bond referendum (Small District 1A-Dranesville). The Center also receives money from fees and charges and relies on volunteers, gifts, and donations to expand its program. An eleven-member Governing Board, elected by citizens of the district and appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, oversees the Centers budget and operation.
MCC offers a continuing program of activities for adults and children, including a wide range of classes, lectures, study tours, camps, art exhibits, theatre performances, and specialty shows. The Center also sponsors major community activities such as McLean Day at Lewinsville Park in May and the 4th of July Fireworks at Churchill Road Elementary School.
Center facilities include the 386-seat Alden Theatre, the McLean Project for the Arts galleries, the Susan B. DuVal Art Studio, meeting and conference rooms, a rehearsal studio and a classroom/commercial kitchen. Local open clubs and organizations use the Center for their monthly meetings without charge. Center facilities may be rented for private functions such as business conferences, receptions, parties, and recitals. District residents and businesses pay reduced fees. Information on MYI and Little League activities is always available in the lobby.
The Center also operates the award-winning Old Firehouse Teen Center, the first of its kind in Fairfax County, and proof of McLean's continuing commitment to its youth, their safety and future.
The mission of the McLean Community Center is to provide a sense of community by undertaking programs; assisting community organizations; and furnishing facilities for civic, cultural, educational, recreational and social activities apportioned fairly to all residents of Small District 1, Dranesville.
The McLean Community Center is a “hub” for McLean’s Community!
Living our Values
- Be accountable and create services of value to our tax district residents
- Provide a work environment that displays respect, team work, and positive energy
- Make good use of all available resources
- Strive for quality services delivered in a timely, courteous and friendly manner
- Be receptive to our residents and other customers’ needs and wants
- Show a desire for continuous improvement
- Whatever you are, be a GOOD one!