From our President ~ March 2014

Dear fellow NEVCA members and NE Vienna residents,

Thank you all for your many well wishes and displays of interest in the association’s efforts this past year! With your continued help, we will continue to do our best to be your voice and go to bat in front of town council and commissions concerning issues of interest, big and small. We begin a new chapter this spring with a new mayor.

Cherry blossom Vienna VA street tree
Spring has sprung!

The passing of our wonderful Mayor, Jane Seeman, brings with it sadness but we take some comfort in the knowledge that the foundation she laid for Vienna’s future over the past almost-two-decades is solid.

We wish long-serving retiring Town Council members Laurie Cole and Mike Polychrones well in their future endeavors, and I am gratified that there is so much interest in serving on the Vienna Town Council.

Read in the March NEVCA Notes Newsletter to find positions by the candidates on three topical issues. See Page 3 of the newsletter.

On Tuesday, April 22, from 7:30-9:30pm in the Vienna community center auditorium NEVCA will once again host a Candidates Forum. Please attend! This is a great time to ask a question and hear each candidate’s positions.

Two weeks later on May 6th 2014, Town of Vienna Virginia residents will go to the polls to vote for mayor and three council seats.

Vienna is witnessing growth in nearby Tysons Corner, and our proximity brings with it pressure for ‘smart growth’ as well. The Town has for many years been developing a vision for Maple Avenue of the future, and we are now approaching its adoption.

The Planning Commission met April 2 to consider recommendations made by the Town steering committee for a proposed Maple Avenue Corridor (MAC) zoning district. Issues are many, and include such things as multipurpose building standards and setbacks, sidewalk clearances, parking, and transportation flow in general.

I encourage you to follow this effort as it winds its way through future public hearings. Attend them and let your voice be heard. Should you wish to send me your thoughts to convey at these meetings, by all means, send me an email, or just call me: , or 703-732-2499 cell.

Thanks to the efforts of several volunteers, local garden clubs, girl scouts, and the town’s parks and recreation staff, the new Community Learning Garden is taking shape. Turn the page and learn what is in store. Interested in building or maintaining the garden this year? Contact me or P&R director Cathy Salgado (

Olivia Hartt managed NEVCA’s food collection for the Committee for Helping Others (CHO) food pantry last Nov/Dec, brightening dozens of needy families’ holidays and earning well-deserved recognition by the Town of Vienna as an Outstanding Volunteer!

We now have 67 paid NEVCA members. Please consider joining if you have yet to, or continue your membership if it is coming up for renewal. Annual dues are still $10, same as they were at NEVCA’s founding in 1995. Contact me now to join.

Lastly, NEVCA will hold annual elections for board members at our general membership meeting on Tuesday, May 20th, 8pm at the community center. The meeting is open to anyone. Interested in serving as an officer for President, 1st vice president, 2nd vice president, treasurer, or secretary? Send me your name. Association members will find in your mailboxes 10 days prior to the meeting a list of interested candidates, the agenda, and the minutes of our November 2013 general membership meeting for adoption and posting on our web site, There you will find NEVCA’s bylaws describing our mission, annual elections, and more. Check it out!

Wishing you all the best,
Bob McCahill
President, NEVCA

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