The Old Town Civic Association

The Old Town Civic Association

Advocating for the interests of our Old Town Alexandria neighborhood through informing and organizing our members.

Next members' meeting

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m.: Socializing with neighbors

7:30 p.m.: Program


Our speaker is Katye North. She is the Division Chief of Mobility Services, a part of T & ES and is responsible for managing the City's parking policies, transportation demand management program - GO Alex, the paratransit program, and other curbside issues. Anyone who has spent any time dealing with the complexities of residential parking in Old Town has also interacted with Katye North, either in person or via email. (She answers her e-mails!)

Katye has worked for the City of Alexandria since 2006. She received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Policy and Planning at Virginia Tech and her masters in regional planning at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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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


Annual Membership fees are due in September each year

Online payment form is here. You may also pay the $30 annual membership fee by check, payable to OTCA. Mail to: OTCA, P.O. Box 1213, Alexandria, VA, 22313 (please include your email address). You may also drop your checks off at Cavalier Antiques, 400 Prince Street. New members welcome. For renewing members, if you are not sure you are already paid up, email


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,