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 January 9, 2019

7:00 p.m.: Socializing with neighbors. 7:30 p.m.: Program

November members' meeting



Please plan to attend and bring a friend or neighbor!

One very important note: The pilot program is currently scheduled to be considered by City Council on Tuesday November 13th, the night prior to our November meeting, so please provide your input to the City via the online feedback form. The evaluation of the proposed pilot program includes a substantial community input component that would help determine whether or not permitting of these vehicles on our streets should be made permanent.

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, 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

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 because of last year's 2 year offer, 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 policy, and historic preservation.

Our volunteer organization needs your help with all of its efforts. For example, 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,