Welcome to the Old Town Civic Association

Serving Historic Alexandria, Virginia

OTCA, P.O. Box 1213, Alexandria, VA 22313




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Next Meeting Date: Wednesday March 14, 2018

Location: The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street

Time: 7:00 PM: Socializing with neighbors

Program:   7:30 PM

 Agenda TBA

 Why join?

Whether you are new to Alexandria, Virginia or have been in the community for several years, we would like to introduce you to the Old Town Civic Association. OTCA has a special status in a city without ward politics; we are a collective voice for residents of Old Town on important local issues, and one respected by city government. The OTCA’s mission since our founding in 1951 has been to preserve the historic and residential character of Old Town, something we can only accomplish with the informed and active participation and support of resident members.

Our objectives are:

  • To offer residents a means to channel problems to the city authorities and staff.
  • To advocate for residents on key local issues.
  • To provide an open forum to explore and resolve community issues.
  • To promote better understanding between commercial and residential interests in the area.
  • To work cooperatively with other groups seeking the betterment of Old Town and Alexandria.

How we work:

OTCA is governed by Officers and a Board of Directors elected by the membership. The board and committees stay abreast of City issues that directly and indirectly affect Old Town and its neighbors, and communicate through our website, monthly newsletter, and emails to keep members informed of up-coming events.  Board members represent Old Town residents' interests before City Council, the Planning Commission, the Board of Architectural Review, and other policy-making bodies.  OTCA representatives also sit on City commissions, committees, and boards.

Our meetings:

OTCA membership meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street. A half hour of socializing with neighbors starts at 7:00 p.m. followed by the evening program and discussion at 7:30 p.m. Programs cover a wide variety topics including presentations by City officials and other professionals on development and land use issues in Old Town, traffic and parking, City policy, and historic preservation.

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