About the Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations

The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations, Inc., commonly referred to as MVCCA, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of citizens’ associations in the Mount Vernon Magisterial District of Fairfax County, Virginia. For the purpose of membership eligibility, the association types include: a civic association, a community association, a property owners association, a homeowners association (HOA), or a condominium unit owners association.

Every citizens’ association in the Mount Vernon Magisterial District is eligible for membership provided the association is organized and operated for nonpartisan civic activity and no substantial part of its objective is the promotion of commercial enterprise. A member association must represent at least ten housing units. The purpose of the Mount Vernon Council is to represent and promote the interests of its member associations and to further the common good and general welfare of the residents of the Mount Vernon Magisterial District.

The Council takes positions on issues of concern to its members, which it presents to Mount Vernon’s elected representatives and government entities including the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, School Board, and Planning Commission, as well as the Virginia General Assembly and the Virginia Department of Transportation. Leadership and administration is vested in three Co-chairs and the Board of Directors.

There are eight standing committees, composed of the authorized representatives of the member associations. The committees are:

Budget and Finance
Consumer Affairs
Environment and Recreation
Health and Human Services
Planning and Zoning
Public Safety

The presidents of the member organizations, or their authorized representative, constitute the MVCCA General Council. The General Council elects the MVCCA officers and must approve the committee chair appointments. Positions on issues and other matters of interest to member associations are proposed by the committees, usually in the form of a resolution, reviewed by the Board of Directors, and submitted to the General Council for approval. The General Council usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month except August, in a Community Room at the Mount Vernon Government Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA  22306. Committees usually meet during the first week of each month. All meetings are open to the public, however the presiding chair may limit comments to the voting members. The proceedings of the General Council and committees, as well as the schedule of upcoming meetings, are published in the Mount Vernon Council’s RECORD, which is available by subscription, on the Council’s web page, and in the Sherwood Regional Library.

To become a member, please contact the treasurer. After receipt of a membership application and payment of dues, the General Council must vote to accept the new organization.

This page is a summary of the Council and its operation. This should not be construed to be an official statement of policy. Please see the Bylaws for complete details.