The Old Town Civic Association

Together we can have a voice that matters


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

You may make a safe online payment by clicking this link. You will see a forwarding link to Wave, our accounting company, which you will have to click on also.

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.

New members welcome. For renewing members, if you are not sure you are already paid up, email

Next Old Town Civic Association Meeting


Next members' meeting

The Lyceum, 201 S Washington Street

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

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

7:30 p.m.: Program - The future of Alexandria City Hall

Jeremy McPike, City Director of General Services, will discuss planned renovations to City Hall


1. Alexandria Police Department – Activity Report

2. OTCA Representative Reports

3. City Hall and Market Square future renovation plans presented by Alexandria General Services Director

In the October Crier:

1. CITY HALL FUTURE RENOVATION PLANS - OTCA October Meeting Presentation.

2. SCOOTER regulation changes and SURVEY - October 16 Transportation Commission meeting.

3. RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING (RPP) Program – Proposed code changes including eliminating all 3 hours zones to make them 2 hour - October 16 Transportation Commission meeting. .

4. Proposed NOISE ORDINANCE regulation changes - City Informational Meeting - October 10, 7 to 9 p.m., Patrick Henry Recreation Center, 4653 Taney Ave.

5. ALEXANDRIA MOBILITY PLAN Technology Forum, October 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., USPTO, 600 Dulany Street.

6. OTCA September Social gathering - Thank you


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,