DRCA, like all civic associations in Arlington, is a neighborhood organization, administered by elected volunteers. The DRCA promotes information sharing and discussion on neighborhood, local, and regional issues. DRCA is not affiliated with any political or religious group or with the Donaldson Run Recreation Association that operates the swimming pool on Marcey Road.
Meetings are held at 7:30p.m. at Taylor Elementary School (2600 North Stuart Street) from September through May. Note that only members whose dues have been paid 60 days in advance are allowed to vote on civic association business.
DRCA membership is open to all homes within our boundaries which are: Military Road on the east (including Marcey Road, North 26th Street, North 25th Place, and North Ridgeview Road); 26th/31st Street on the north; Lorcom Lane on the south (including North Randolph Street and 27th Streets south of Lorcom Lane); and Vernon Street on the west. A map of the DRCA boundaries can be seen here.
Dues are $15 per household per calendar year. A membership application can be found here.
Newsletter: The Current is published 4-5 times a year by Donaldson Run Civic Association (DRCA) volunteers and is distributed free of charge to all households within the DRCA boundaries. The membership of DRCA supports a newsletter as the best way to keep our neighbors informed of the many local and regional issues that concern us. Membership dues and contributions cover the cost of printing and mailing. Current members receive the newsletter via First Class (1-2 day delivery) and the rest are sent out Bulk Rate (5-10 day delivery).
Email List: If you include your email address on the application, you will be added to this email list. Meeting announcements and other items of neighborhood interest are sent to this list. This email list is open to dues-paying members of DRCA and the list is never shared or used for any other purpose.