About the FCA

The Fairlington’s Citizens Association (FCA) was established in 1977. It represents 3,449 households across North and South Fairlington and works in cooperation with neighboring community associations to preserve and protect the quality of life in Fairlington. Read positive press about Fairlington’s appeal in The Washington Post. (PDF of article here.) Fairlington was featured in the April 4, 2014, “Where We Live” in the Real Estate section of The Washington Post.

An all-volunteer organization, FCA is the voice of the residents of Fairlington before Arlington County and the City of Alexandria on issues that affect our community and serves as an umbrella group for Fairlington’s seven different neighborhoods and condominium homeowners associations: Fairlington Villages and Fairlington Court in north Fairlington (north of the I-395 bridge) and the six neighborhoods in south Fairlington—the Arbor, Commons, Glen, Green, Meadows, and Mews.

So what does the FCA do? The FCA represents the concerns of Fairlington to local governments about the larger community’s health, welfare, and safety. FCA is consulted by Arlington County and the City of Alexandria on issues affecting the entire community, and it represents Fairlington to the Arlington County Civic Federation and the Alexandria Federation of Civic Associations, where representatives from all local neighborhood citizens associations gather monthly to discuss local issues.

Issues that FCA has addressed for residents in years past include HOT Lanes, BRAC, and Abingdon Elementary School.

Is there an issue that you would like us to address? Join us for an upcoming meeting or e-mail the FCA president at president@fca-fairlington.org.

Who You Gonna Call? The FCA or Condo/HOA?

For help clarifying the difference between the FCA and the condo/homeowner associations, start with the list below.

FCA                                                                                                              Condo/Homeowner Association
Traffic Planning                                                                                    Condo Fees
Highway Development                                                                    Variances
Neighborhood Crime                                                                        Trash Pick Up
Storm Drains/Water Supply                                                         Landscaping
Public Safety                                                                                          Snow Removal
Neighborhood Improvements                                                     Parking Problems
Sidewalks/Water                                                                                 Plumbing Problems
Taxpayer-Funded Projects/Services                                       Exterior Maintenance/Upkeep
Street Lights                                                                                           Pools and Tennis Courts
Bus Transportation                                                                            Neighborhood Noise
Arlington, Alexandria, and Virginia Government            Rules and Policies