The Old Town Civic Association

COVID-19 Information links:



Together we can have a voice that matters

*** We have suspended OLD TOWN CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEETINGS for the present time due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Stay at Home restrictions issued by Governor Northam on March 30th, and set to be in place through June 10, 2020 ***

Please see the OTCA Criers posted to this site for links to information on the City and Visit Alexandria websites for means to order restaurant and Farmers Market food for delivery or pick-up during the COVID-19 crisis.

Please keep yourself safe, healthy, and informed as the situation unfolds.


We look forward to seeing you at the Next Old Town Civic Association Meeting after the COVID-19 crisis subsides - Date: TBD

The Lyceum, 201 S Washington Street

7:00 p.m.: Refreshments and Socializing with neighbors

7:30 p.m.: Police report, Representative Updates, followed by Program(s)

Proposed 912, 916, 920 King Street Development

Proposed 116 S. Henry Development

Link to March 30, 2020 developer presentation:


Annual Membership fees are due in September each year for membership through June

Please make a safe online payment by clicking this link then click our payment application, Wave .

To pay the $30/per household annual membership fee by check, payable to OTCA, Mail to: OTCA, P.O. Box 1213, Alexandria, VA, 22313. Please include your email address.

Please direct questions to:


Join the Old Town Civic Association

Whether you are new to Alexandria, Virginia or have been in the community for years, we invite you to join us. 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. 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, the Board of Zoning Appeals, and other policy-making bodies. OTCA representatives also sit on City commissions, committees, and boards. To contact us, see: Officers & Board


Our meetings:

OTCA membership meets on the second Wednesday of each month in October and November, and January through June at the Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street. A half hour of socializing with neighbors starts at 7:00 pm followed by the evening program and discussion at 7:30 pm. 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 policies, and historic preservation.

Our volunteer organization needs your help with all of its efforts. If you have the time, energy and interest to help OTCA's work to preserve and advance our quality of life in Old Town, please contact us - To contact us, see: Officers & Board.

If you find our new web site does not look or work right on your computer, especially with respect to the online payment features, please contact us - Robert Ray,