Candidates sought for community center board

The McLean Community Center seeks candidates to run for seats on its 2016-2017 governing board, which provides oversight and guidance for programs and facilities.

Candidates must reside in the center’s tax district (Small District 1A-Dranesville) and obtain the signatures of at least 10 McLean tax district residents.

Candidate forms will be available Monday at the center’s reception desk. The deadline for filing petitions is 5 p.m. March 25. Voting will be held during the annual McLean Day festival May 21.

Three adult seats and two youth seats are open. Adult candidates who receive the three highest vote counts will serve three-year terms. Youth members will serve one-year terms. Youth candidates must be 15 to 17 as of May 21.

One youth member will be elected from the McLean High School boundary area, and one will be elected from the Langley High School boundary area. Youth candidates are not required to attend either school but must reside in the boundary areas served by the schools. For information, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711 or email

Herndon accepting arts grant proposals

The town of Herndon is accepting grant proposals through the Virginia Commission for the Arts Local Government Challenge Grant Program. Applicants must be nonprofit arts organizations that are incorporated in Herndon.

Grant funding of up to $5,000 is available for projects implemented in fiscal 2017.

Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. Feb. 9 to the performing arts supervisor at the town of Herndon Department of Parks and Recreation. They can be delivered to the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon, Va. 20170, or mailed to: Town of Herndon, P.O. Box 427, Herndon, Va. 20172-0427, Attn: Performing Arts Supervisor.

For information and proposal guidelines, visit

New representative to Fairfax park board

Fairfax County Supervisor Kathy Smith (D-Sully) recently appointed Marguerite Godbold to the Fairfax County Park Authority Board as the Sully District representative.

Godbold, who replaces Harold L. Strickland, will serve a four-year term effective immediately.

For information about the park authority board, call 703-324-8662 or visit

— Compiled by Sarah Lane