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McLean Community Center

Executive Director’s Annual Report

Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 Comparative

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e r , A What We Do e W o h W Community Center Staff A D M I N I S T R AT I O N

George Sachs, Executive Director Ashok Karra, Comptroller Sabrina Anwah, Information Officer Hussain Mohammed, Graphic Artist Robin Walker, Social Media Editor Joe McGovern, Facilities Manager Vivian Brown, Information Technology Ellen Barial, Executive Assistant Lindsey Hogan, Office Manager Nadia Jaff, Accounts Payable Anne McAfee, Human Resources Specialist Ellen Fox, Administrative Assistant Georgia Mettauer, Administrative Assistant R E C R E AT I O N A I D E S

Jonathan Davis, Booking Manager Scott Bowen, Craig Morris, Susan Stankus, Katie Fedora, Robert Paxton, Arthur Lee PERFORMING ARTS

Sarah Schallern, Director Jennifer Garrett, Technical Director Justin King, Assistant Technical Director Kathy Herr, Director of Youth Programs Evelyn Hill, Patron Services Manager Jeff Virchow, Performing Arts Assistant Cat Salisbury-Valerien, Theatre Tech. Jeremy Garnes, Theatre Tech. G E N E R A L P R O G R A M S /C L A S S E S / TO U R S

Maggie Shea, General Programs Director Andrew Jennings, Youth/Instructional Event Manager Barbara Smoot, Registrar Sue Dorsey, Assistant Registrar Sydney Duberstein, Lifetime Learning Coordinator SPECIAL EVENTS

Catherine Nesbitt, Special Events Manager Peggy Moore, Events Coordinator/Volunteers Nadia Kader, Events Assistant Rachel Olson, Events Assistant YO U T H AC T I V I T I E S

Ryan Brookes, Intergenerational Programs Director Mike Fisher, Teen Center Manager Andrew Carter, Camp Director

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 One A-Dranesville).

Center facilities include the 383-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. Registrations for McLean Youth Athletics and McLean Little League activities are regularly held at the Center, and information on their activities is always available in the lobby. The Center also operates the award-winning Old Firehouse Teen Center, located at 1440 Chain Bridge Rd. in downtown McLean.


n o tents C f o e l b Ta Message From Executive Director......................................................3 Mission, Vision, Values .............................................................................4 MCC 2014-2015 Annual Plan Goals Achieved............................5-6 General Programs - ............................................................................7-23 Instructional...................................................................................8-9 Special Events............................................................................10-14 Youth Activities.........................................................................15-18 Camp McLean..................................................................................19 OFTC.............................................................................................20-21 Performing Arts......................................................................22-23 Community Involvement and Achievements........................24-27 Administration - ................................................................................28-30 Facilities............................................................................................ 29 Finance...............................................................................................30

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o m r f e Executive Dir g a s s e M e ctor

As I look back on this past year, the vision of the McLean Community Center resonates profoundly in my mind: “The Hub for McLean’s Community”. The theme of this year’s annual report is “What can we change to make things better as a result of the MCC’s efforts?” and indeed, the question “how can MCC do more?” In my fifth year leading this team, I have listened and responded on a daily basis to the members in the community, the Governing Board, our staff, and the many participants who tell us about their pressing concerns with the centers environment and the future of our McLean community. More than ever, the residents of this community are becoming aware of and committed to keeping an active lifestyle. They are concerned with eating healthier, recycling more, and greening our streets, rooftops, and neighborhoods. They want to learn more, use less, grow and change for the betterment of all. Helping create a positive culture for the Center has made the MCC a haven for so many to accomplish their desires for a better life. I remain focused and consider MCC’s Annual Plan when implementing change. We have reached incredible milestones in a continual effort to improve the patron experience. Challenges have been conquered by teamwork and positive attitudes. Areas of ideas or simple items of discussion have become projects crossed out on a task list. Questions regarding the Center’s operations and Fairfax County policies have been answered and turned into best practices. Systems for compiling financial reports and records are assured to be transparent at all times. Most importantly, we continue to serve our community with pride in our mission. During the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years, our facility has welcomed 45,038 attendees to our Alden Theatre; 7304 participants in our Instructional division with an offering of 857 classes; attendees at Special Events totaled 47,124; booked 1,403 rentals with a total number of participants equaling 55,121; and with continuous innovation to capture the interest of our youth, there was a 28 percent growth margin at the Old Firehouse Teen Center. The application for the MCC Renovation Project has received support and approval by our Dranesville District Supervisor, and we continue to make progress with what is possibly the biggest change to the MCC since its original construction some 40 years ago. More information regarding the MCC Renovation Project will be announced in months to come. The MCC continues supporting the needs of the community through education, the arts, and other creative means. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to those that make all of this happen. MCC would not be the standout organization it is without the tireless dedication of our staff and Board. Their leadership, passion, expertise, and enthusiasm are helping to transform the MCC into “The Hub for McLean’s Community”. Likewise, we would not be the organization we are today without the support of our partners and friends. Their financial and advisory support allows us to continue trying new things. We remain concerned for continuous enthusiasm and commitment to the positive changes and direction of the MCC.

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s i i o V n, Values , n o i s s i M

Our Core Purpose 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 1A, Dranesville.

Vision The McLean Community Center is a “hub” for McLean’s Community!

Living Our Values Stewardship

Accountability

Resourcefulness

We recognize the role entrusted to us to be good stewards of MCC’s funds, resources and assets.

We are accountable to create services of value to our tax district residents.

We make good use of all available resources.

Quality

Respect

Teamwork

We strive to provide highquality services in a courteous and friendly manner.

We show respect to each other and to the residents we serve.

We work together as one team to accomplish our goals.

Continuous Improvement

Transparency

We constantly seek out new ways to do things faster, better or more economically.

We give residents clear and understandable reports on MCC’s financial and programmatic affairs.

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3-14 Governing Boa 1 0 2 C C M r d A n n u al P la n Goals Achieved In 2013-2014

Internal Alignment

• Board and staff to set and track committee goals jointly for fiscal year, with updates to full Board. • Provide each board member and senior staff member our 1-page (two-sided) Annual Plan for 2013-2014; monitor success.

Chad Quinn, Chair

• Publish roles and responsibilities document for board and staff, and monitor our success. • Publish and review board-staff engagement guide and monitor success. • Develop mechanisms to communicate data to residents, including use of a Performance Dashboard.

External Alignment • Plan proactively for MCC’s downtown presence within larger downtown revitalization. • Publicly post MCC vision, mission, and values at the Center, Alden, and OFTC, in the program guide and on the website.

Susan Bourgeois, Vice Chair

• Raise awareness of Board Elections through multiple channels of communication to achieve a full slate of candidates, and to increase the number of voters. • Track and report on residents’ attendance and participation in MCC programs at two full board meetings this fiscal year. • Track effectiveness of programs and provide oversight to ensure that MCC meets the evolving needs and interests of our community. • Track and report aggregate survey feedback from residents on MCC programming at two full board meetings this fiscal year. • Devise an effective means of communication, including various websites and newsletters. Review goals and cost of having a MCC blog.

Craig Richardson, Treasurer

• Engage with key community stakeholders who are involved in the comprehensive downtown revitalization. • Work with FCPA to ensure that we understand the master plan for the McLean Central Park, and the public input on planned uses for park.

Financial Stewardship • Provide clear, easily digestible, and timely information to residents on FY15 proposed budget and budget planning process, for public hearing and board and committee meetings. Jay Howell, Secretary Members Sean A. Dunn Dennis Findley Paul Kohlenberger Steven Pardo Risa Sanders Sudharsan Sriram Laurelie B. Wallace

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• Provide regular updates to the Governing Board and general public on MCC’s financial picture to “reality” check actuals versus budgeted expenses (ordinary and capital). • Evaluate the cost of adding another decade of the Center’s history on walls outside of Community Hall.


4-15 Governing Bo 1 0 2 C C a r d A n n u a l P la n M Goals Achieved In 2014-2015 Internal Alignment • In addition to board service, MCC Board Members are active participants in MCC life. • Monthly renovation status reports from County’s project management team. • Monthly updates on current facilities. • Conduct surveys and ask participants how they heard about the MCC event, program, or class that they attended. • Train management staff on new County approved social media networking systems within two months after the county approves the regulations.

Susan Bourgeois, Vice Chair

• Keep abreast of the Ingleside renovation project and develop ways of informing residents about all aspects of the project. • Liaise with staff and Program Committee regarding McLean Day re-programming. • Continue to train senior staff on sound budgeting practices, and successfully managing department budgets.

Chad Quinn, Chair

External Alignment

Craig Richardson, Treasurer

Jay Howell, Secretary

• Board members continue to be ambassadors for MCC and share the MCC mission, vision, and values with the community. • Invite Dranesville Supervisor’s staff to CFC meetings.

Members

• Assist County with the 2232 application and hearing process for renovations. • Reach consent on design and repair of existing outdoor signage and communicate with appropriate stakeholders.

Dennis Findley

• Raise awareness of MCC Governing Board election. • Continue to extend time between public hearing and board’s final vote on budget to allow for more public input.

Tarun Kamath

• Track and report on residents’ attendance and participation (including residents and nonresidents) in MCC programs at two full Board meetings in fiscal year.

Paul Kohlenberger

Financial Stewardship

Deborah Sanders

• Operate generally on a balanced budget. • Publicize the MCC CIP public hearing that includes the renovations (which could be done with hearing on FY16 budget. • Complete a formal TPE (Total Project Estimate). • Attain co-sponsors for adjunct election process activities. • Provide regular updates to the Governing Board and staff on the MCC budget and budget management (actual versus budgeted expenses and revenue). • Quarter end financial reports on all capital projects. • Align MCC accounting practices with County practices

Lathan R. Turner

Laurelie B. Wallace

Amanda Whitfield

• Ongoing review of MCC’s program fee structures to ensure solid fiscal stewardship.

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o g r rams - Introd P l a r e n e G u c ti o n

The MCC provides the facilities and administers programs that assists residents and local planning groups’ planning activities and provides information to citizens in order to facilitate their integration into the life of the community. We have experienced an abundance of positive changes in all our general programs over the course of both FY2014 and FY2015. Striving to be viewed as the hub of this vibrant community, we maintained a clear vision and remained open to new ideas that exceeded the expectations of our patrons by offering traditional programs while exploring new ideas to enhance trending programs. We have worked smarter and harder to create a culture and experience that our patrons never forget! Additionally, the assistance of many local volunteers who graciously gave their time to serve and allow MCC to pull off some of our bigger events is a reminder of the community culture we cherish so deeply. This report is broken up into departmental segments. The MCC has a program for people of all ages with all interests. The information you will find in this report pertains to FY2014 and FY2015. You will also notice that we have included the data relevant to FY2014 and FY2015 for comparable purposes.

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o g r rams - Instru P l a r e n e G c ti o n al Overall, classes have excelled in popularity and have continued to grow. In both FY2014 and FY2015, we proactively pursued and monitored the trends in the marketplace. We also increased visibility by implementing new strategies in our marketing and promoting efforts. These efforts included the building of an online survey system, creating a more efficient registration process, staying in consistent communication with our social media followers, upgrading the MCC website, increasing participation of attendee survey’s, and running better advertisements in the local newspapers. Survey numbers indicated that the overall satisfaction and recommendation rate for FY2014 was 95%; in FY2015, the rate increased to 98%.

Annual Instructional Classes offered in Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 AARP Driver Safety Program

Hip-Hop Kids

AARP Smart Driver Course

Holiday Gingerbread House

Act it Out

JOD Dance Classes & Camp

Add on Beginner Tai CHI

Kundalini Yoga

Adult Jazz

Kundalini Yoga for Calmness & Well Being

AHA Family & Friends CPR

Landscape and Nature Photography

Baby Sitting & First Aid CPR

Life History Discussion

Ballet /Tap/Jazz Junior Company

Little Stars

Beginner Tai Chi

MiniKickers: Lil Lion

Body Sculpt Sampler

Music

Body Sculpt Thursday

Music Together

Bridge Classes

Nutrition & Health

Cardio Dance Sampler

Outdoor Digital Black & White Photography

Cardio Dance Workout

Pilates Ballet Fitness

Cheerleading/Tumbling Age 8

Pilates Ballet Sampler

Chess Class

PlayClickLearn Computer Classes

Classics Of American Literature

Pre-Teen Hip-Hop Kids

Coffee And Conversation

Primary Ballet Exam Class

Continuing Tai Chi Thursday

Science

Cooking / Cooking Camps

Senior Fit for Life

Cooking /Cooking Camps

Seniors Fitness

Craft of Poetry

Sensational Science Age 6

Dramatic Kids!

Strength And Balance

Engineering Fundamentals with Lego

Tone & Stretch Sampler

Fairytale Ballet

Tone and Stretch

Fencing Camp

Total Fit Thursday

Fencing: Intro Olympic Sport Child

Tutus For 2’s

First Aid & CPR

Writing for Life

Fish & Explorer

Writing Your Life History I

Funfit Kids Fitness

Yoga & Pilates

Funfit Thursday

Yoga +Pilates

Funky Forces

Yoga Sculpt & Strength

Gentle Yoga Fitness

Yoga/Fitness/Pilates

Grade III Ballet Exam Class

Zumba

Haunted Gingerbread House

Zumba Sampler

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o g r rams - Instru P l a r e n e G c ti o n al

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o g r rams - Speci P l a r e n e G al Ev ents The Special Events department provides a variety of events and leisure services with the purpose of fostering a greater sense of community though diverse programs of positive, social, civic, educational, and recreational opportunities. The events provide the Center exposure to thousands of people from the area. The department provides opportunity to local vendors, community groups, and hundreds of volunteers. This department is responsible for our signature events; McLean Day and 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks. For 26 years, our Special Events department was under the supervision of Sam A. Roberts, who retired in FY2014. With a new director in place, FY2015 brought forth changes and new ideas for the department, including to our biggest annual event- McLean Day. The 100th year anniversary of McLean suggested that the timing to give our traditional McLean Day Celebration a makeover was perfect. The community celebration included a new event layout, rides, vendors, shuttle services, signage, and more. We implemented a new sponsorship program for the event which was a success. The FY2014 overall satisfaction rate for this department was 98.0%. In FY2015, the overall satisfaction rate was 99.3%.

FY2014 Events

FY2015 Events

• Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks, July 4

• Volunteer Reception, Mar. 23 • Garage Sale, Apr. 12

• Independence Day Celebration and fireworks, July 4

• Flea Market, Sept. 7 - 1016

• Mclean Day, May 17

• McLean Flea Market, Sept. 13

• McLean Pet fest, Oct. 19

• Sunday Soiree – June 8

• Soiree dance, Oct. 26

• Sunday Soiree, Oct. 27

• McLean Antique Show, Nov. 8-9

• McLean Antique Show, Nov. 9-10

• Soiree dance, Nov. 23

• Sunday Soiree, Nov. 17

• Holiday Crafts Show, Dec 5-7

• Holiday Craft Show, Dec. 6-8

• Volunteer Appreciation

• Jewelry Expo, Feb. 1

• Spring Garage Sale

• Sunday Soiree, Feb. 23

• McLean Day, May 16

FY2014 and FY2015 Special Events Attendance Comparison

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o g r rams - Speci P l a r e n e G al Ev ents

Antique Show & Sale, ‘15

Jewelry Showcase, ‘15

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Spring Community Garage Sale, ‘14

Holiday Crafts Show, ‘14

4th of July Fireworks Celebration, ‘14


o g r rams - Speci P l a r e n e G al Ev ents

Questions 1 & 2 : Statistics for these two questions were collected and compiled at the end Fy 14. The Surveys began in Nov. 2013.

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o g r rams - Speci P l a r e n e G al Ev ents McLean Day 2014

McLean Day has been a community celebration that MCC has had the pleasure of hosting for over 35 years. It is considered to be our top signature event. Highlighted is an overview of McLean Day.

Attendance Feedback

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o g r rams - Speci P l a r e n e G al Ev ents McLean Day 2015

Average Participant Satisfaction

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o g r rams - Youth P l a r e n e G A c t i v it i e s

Our Youth Events are extremely popular with the families in our community. In fact, many parents have mentioned that some of our activities have become annual family traditions. Our dynamic youth programs provide a wide array of fun and challenging activities for the community’s families and children. Children ages 3 to 12 enjoyed dances, performances, festivals and much more! All Youth/Instructional events continue to work well and positively affect our district. Attendance is consistent year over year. Overall, FY2014 and FY2015 were productive years for the Youth Activities department. In FY2014, the overall satisfaction and recommendation rate for the activities offered in this department was 99%. In FY2015, the overall rate was 100%. FY2014 brought challenges with receiving feedback and implementing our survey process. By year end FY2015, we had best practices regarding our survey process. During both years, we strived for better marketing and promoting for the Youth Activities. With the addition of a new kiosk used to register for events, upgrades to our website, and active social media accounts, we have grown and achieved the goals set for this area.

FY2014

FY2015 EVENT

ATTENDANCE

EVENT

ATTENDANCE

Harvest Happenings

545

Harvest Happenings

838

Haunted Gingerbread Workshop

78

Haunted Gingerbread Workshop

199

Children’s Flea Market

503

Children’s Flea Market

583

Holiday Gingerbread Workshop

123

Holiday Gingerbread Workshop

269

Breakfast with Santa

115

Breakfast with Santa

122

Family Fun Bingo

114

Family Fun Bingo

110

Spring Fest

240

Spring Fest

259

Cinco De Mayo (5th & 6th Grade Party)

198

Dances moved to OFTC

Monster Mash (5th&6th Grade Party)

206

Cinco De Mayo (5th & 6th Grade Party)

0

Snow Ball (5th & 6th Grade Party)

212

Monster Mash (5th&6th Grade Party)

0

Island Sensation (5th & 6th grade Party)

167

Snow Ball (5th & 6th Grade Party)

0

Island Sensation (5th & 6th grade Party)

0

Total Attendance for Youth Activities in FY2014 2501.

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Total Attendance for Youth Activities in FY2015 2380.

“So nice that ever yone in the buildin g knows so many pe ople on first name basis and that we are gr eeted upon arriva l.” “I enjoyed the day a great deal and w as impressed since it was my first trip to the MCC. The Instruct or was very friend ly and very competent. I look forward to ot her activities in the fu ture.”- Class Par ti cipant


o g r rams - Youth P l a r e n e G A c tiv iti e s To get an idea about how each event is received, we try to survey the patrons and use the results to make the next year’s events even more spectacular. A few highlighted events for youth activities are listed below. These events are the top three most consistently attended and talked about youth activities for both FY2014 and FY2015.

Harvest Happenings Harvest Happenings was evaluated in four different categories which helps pin point improvements needed. The majority of our patrons felt that the services at Harvest Happenings was either excellent or good.

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o g r rams - Youth P l a r e n e G A c t i v it i e s

Breakfast with Santa

Feedback from patrons remained overwhelmingly positive for both years. In FY2014, this activity received a lot of verbal feedback that was noted by staff.

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o g r rams - Youth P l a r e n e G A c tiv iti e s Family Fun Bingo Family Fun Bingo continually brings families out for a fun activity for all. The program continues to receive praise from parents.

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o g r rams - Camp P l a r e n e G M cLean

The McLean Community Center, along with its satellite location, the Old Firehouse Teen Center (OFTC), continued to offer events and activities designed with children and parent needs in mind. Throughout the school year and during the summer, we helped them in finding wholesome activities every member of the family can enjoy. We made changes to ensure that we offered a host of classes on a variety of subjects that can enhance and balance a child’s physical, mental and emotional development as well as children’s events and camps and teen camps, after-school program and day trips — all while keeping them off the couch!

Camp McLean program provided an array of fun and challenging activities for the youth. During each two-week session, our staff of highly-qualified facilitators lead campers on unforgettable adventures and provided enrichment opportunities from crafts to nature hikes to just plain summer fun! Camp McLean has been an institution in McLean for over 35 years, and is highly regarded in the community. It consistently receives very high evaluation grades year after year. FY2014 and FY2015 received overall satisfaction and recommendation rates of 100%. We believe through better, more targeted marketing efforts we can increase awareness and gradually increase attendance in all programs. As part of this effort we have begun strengthening relationships with schools in the district in order to utilize their direct communication to our target market.

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o g r rams - OFTC P l a r e n e G

Our Old Firehouse Teen Center (OFTC) is an award-winning facility; the first of its kind in Fairfax County. We provided a safe atmosphere for 7th-9th graders who participated in recreational activities and personal development in a productive environment. Professional and experienced staff members organized and facilitated fun activities that appeal to youth. Teens enjoyed their time at the OFTC all year long by participating in the After School Program, Friday Night Activities, School Break Trips, Summer Camp, and special events such as the annual Block Party. Additionally, in FY2015, the OFTC began holding the 5th and 6th grade dances in their facility, which has been a rewarding decision. In FY2015, the OFTC’s mission and vision statements were created and adopted by our Governing Board. The new mission is: To provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for our participants while offering diverse recreational programming which encourages the exploration of new life-long leisure pursuits, delivered in a manner that fosters personal growth and helps prepare participants for the real world. The new vision is: To go where no Teen Center has gone before.

* There were several community organizations who met at the Teen Center in FY14 that chose to not return in FY15. Inclement weather was also a contributing factor to the low attendance.

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o g r rams - OFTC P l a r e n e G

We began a surveying process to ensure we were receiving accurate feedback. Overall, satisfaction of our OFTC programs surveyed at 100% in all areas below!

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o g r rams - Perfo P l a r e n e G r m i n g A rt s

Through the use of our beloved Alden Theatre, our performing arts program opened its doors and touched the hearts of patrons from all over the area with a full range of performances that appealed to all ages. This department worked tirelessly to put on more than 545 performances, shows and events. Some performances were so well received, they doubled the attendance goal. Based on patron feedback, the Alden received high recognition. We are extremely proud to have an asset such as the Alden Theatre in our facility.

Vocal Trash - Oct. 18, 2014

Flamenco Vivo - Nov. 1, 2014

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o g r rams - Perfo P l a r e n e G r m i n g A rt s

Audience Comments

“Performance was incredible.”

“I loved everything about the evening. This is first rate entertainment, and I’m thrilled that the Alden was able to get such outstanding talent!” “World class music in my neighborhood.”

“I think everyone was in a happy place last night as a result of the concert. I also love the intimate environment and warmth of the ushers.” “Great music in an intimate space.” “Due to the size of the theater, it was an intimate evening, which was great.” “Love the variety of performances.” “Fantastic concert in a fantastic venue.” “Truly enjoyed the entire experience. From “Brush up your Shakespeare” to the two performances on Saturday. All was very well organized.” “Excellent performers, and events priced well for young and older audiences.” “Both of my girls, age 4 and 7, loved the performance.”

The Capitol Steps - Jan. 4, 2014

Elska - February 1, 2014

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Ruthie and the Wranglers - July 12, 2015

Pilobolus - April 17, 2015


ity Involvement and n u m m o C A c hie v e m e n ts 2014 Highlights The MCC would not thrive and offer such a wide range of diverse programs without the support of the partners, stakeholders, and community leaders that share our vision and believe in our mission. In FY2014, we were extremely busy as we began implementing the changes necessary to align ourselves with the expectations set before us by the community and our Governing Board. In FY2015, we began reaping the benefits of these changes. We will continue to collaborate with our community partners by providing fresh ideas and innovative programming in pursuit of energetic and empowering initiatives.

SPARC hosts music workshop.

Friends of MCC launches new website.

Madelyn Levine speaks at MCC.

Suits and Sneakers/Chamber at MCC. Friends of MCC sponsors new Kiosk.

McLean Chocolate Festival

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n v I o y lvement and t i n u m m Co A c h ie v e m e nt s

2015 Highlights

An afternoon with the Madisons.

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Comstock-Foust debate.

Town Hall meeting held in McLean.


ity Involvement and n u m m o C A c hie v e m e n ts 2015 Highlights

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n v I o y lvement and t i n u m m Co A c h ie v e m e nt s

The MCC wants to give a special thanks to the people and organizations who supported us over the course of these two years. County Supervisor John Foust and Staff

The McLean Symphony

McLean Community Foundation

McLean Youth Athletics

McLean Planning Committee

Friends of McLean Community Center

McLean Chamber of Commerce

McLean Project for the Arts

McLean Community Players

McLean Historical Society

McLean Revitalization Corporation

McLean Newcomers Club

McLean Citizens Association

The Sun Gazette

The Safe Community Coalition

The McLean Connection

Congratulations to the McLean Citizens Association on celebrating 100 years of serving the community.

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i o t a n r t s i n i m d A Financial and operational oversight of the Center is provided by the MCC Governing Board, elected annually. We receive our expenditure authority from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors each fiscal year. The strength of the Center continues to be the 23 hardworking, dedicated full time and 9 part time employees that perform a wide range of services throughout the organization. The staff demonstrated a solid team effort in their everyday actions, creativity, resourcefulness, and positive attitudes while working with our patrons and each other. Our recurring monthly staff meetings allow department heads to openly communicate with each other, ensuring that we all remain on the same page and open to new ideas. Our Capital Facilities Committee has spent many hours planning the most comprehensive renovation this center has seen in its history. This project will drastically impact the staff and our patrons. We believe the project will bring necessary change to our culture. Below is an overview of the project brief.

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i o t a n - Facilities r t s i n i m d A

Facilities

Our Facilities department is responsible for building code compliance, issuance of building permits, all code review issues, facilities planning, and all facilities services. In addition, this department addresses project funding issues, and identifies and implements administrative procedures and operations, and monitors the daily activities from programs that are being held to contracts of groups who rent rooms in our facility. On February 27, 2013, the Governing Board approved a motion to pursue the renovation and expansion of the MCC’s nearly 40 year old facility. We are utilizing funds from our Capital Project Reserve Fund of $7.8 million to fund the project. After refining and developing the parameters and scope of the project throughout FY2014 and FY2015, the renovation is expected to begin the construction phase in late 2016. Below are the totals for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.

FY2014

FY2015

USER TYPE

EVENTS

PARTICIPANTS

USER TYPE

EVENTS

PARTICIPANTS

Government

18

766

Government

13

680

Local Open

320

8,331

Local Open

302

9,361

Community Perf. Arts

121

4,023

Community Perf. Arts

99

2,390

Local Private

154

10,084

Local Private

184

9,756

Non-local

94

5,223

Non-local

98

4,507

Total

707

28,427

Total

696

26,694

Facility rental requests

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Facility rental requests

MONTH

LOCAL

NON-LOCAL

TOTAL

MONTH

LOCAL

NON-LOCAL

TOTAL

July

38

47

85

July

45

30

75

August

29

41

70

August

48

39

87

September

54

64

118

September

49

52

101

October

51

38

89

October

58

47

105

November

52

38

90

November

35

26

51

December

46

42

88

December

27

29

56

January

67

45

112

January

51

101

152

February

51

28

79

February

54

69

123

March

41

46

87

March

44

70

114

April

41

43

84

April

45

49

94

May

45

28

73

May

40

48

88

June

28

29

57

June

46

41

87

Totals

543

489

1,032

Totals

488

532

1,020


i o t a n - Finance r t s i n i m d A Finance Facilities and operations of the MCC are supported primarily by revenues from a special property tax collected from all residential and commercial properties within Small District 1A, Dranesville. The Small District 1A real estate tax rate for FY 2015 was approved by the Board of Supervisors at $0.023 per $100.00 of assessed property value, which is an increase from the FY2014 tax rate of $0.022 per $100.00. This increase generated additional revenues with the short term goal of balancing operational funding, and allowing MCC to become less reliant on the use of excess reserves, which are being redirected for major capital improvement projects. Other revenue sources include program fees and interest on investments. Below is a financial summary for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.

FY 2014 FY 2015 Financial Summary Actual Actual FY2014 - FY2015 Opening Fund Balance Revenue

$ 11,740,083

$ 10,423,148

$ 4,735,626

$ 5,346,819

Revenue Expenditure Personnel Expenses

$ 2,906,780

$ 2,984,681

Operating Expenses

$ 2,128,733

$ 1,999,033

$ 5,035,513

$ 4,983,714

Operating Surplus / (Shortfall)

$ (299,887)

$ 363,105

Total Expenditures

Capital Expenditures $ 1,017,048 $ 344,269 Revenue Less Expenditures

$ (1,316,935)

$ 18,835

Ending Fund Balance

$ 10,423,148

$ 10,441,983

Capital Equipment Reserve

$ 1,143,592

$ 267,341

Capital Project Reserve

$ 8,029,556

$ 9,907,301

Reserves

Contingency Reserve $ 1,250,000 $ 267,341 Total Reserves $ 10,423,148 $ 10,441,983

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McLean Community Center is an agency of Fairfax County Government. This report was approved by the MCC Governing Board and is respectfully submitted by Veronica Medina and edited by Hussain Mohammed on behalf of George Sachs. Questions, suggestions, or comments? Call the Center at 703-790-0123. Copyright Š 2015. All Rights Reserved.

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