November 24, 2015


Joint DRCA – DRBA Holiday Party – 12/6

Please join the Del Ray Citizens Association and Del Ray Business Association in our joint holiday celebration that is also an opportunity to celebrate Bill Euille’s decades of service to Alexandria!

Where:  Evening Star, No. 9 upstairs venue

When:  Sunday, December 6 from 6:00 to 9:00

We hope that you can join us!

November 4, 2015


November 2015 Election Results Posted

See how your neighbors voted on Tuesday, November 3rd. Congratulations to all of the winning candidates.

Results from the Virginia Department of Elections



September 19, 2015


Starting now! Del Ray Architectural Conference

It’s not too late to join us at the 2015 Del Ray Residential Architecture Conference at the Mount Vernon Community School Auditorium!

Enter from the main school entrance on Commonwealth – next to the Duncan library.

From 10-12:20.

Topics include :
-Neighborhood History
-Del Ray Pattern Book (to help homeowners understand the style of their homes when they’re looking to remodel or add on)
-how to research the History of your Home
-Historic Property Tax Credits
-Del Ray Plaque Program
-Walking Tour

September 9, 2015


Funding Request Form

We’ve made the Funding Request form more easily accessible to membership. The Funding Request Form is a great way to submit ideas for projects, events, or other items that you think DRCA should fund. See the following page for more info or look in the main menu under About.

September 3, 2015


September 2015 LUC Agenda

Please join us for the September 8, 2015 Meeting of the DRCA Land Use Committee. We will be discussing a proposed addition to the Immanual Lutheran Church and School and a request for a variance at 10 Rosecrest Ave. We will be meeting at the Mount Vernon Rec Center at 7:00pm Tuesday the 8th. If you are unable to attend but would like to comment on one of the agenda items, please email the co-chairs of the Land Use Committee, Kristine Hesse and Danielle Fidler at

Detailed Agenda

August 29, 2015


Mount Vernon Community School grounds cleanup – Sunday AM

Join your Del Ray neighbors for a spruce- up of the Mount Vernon Community School grounds and gardens this Sunday, August 30th, from 8:00-12:00pm.
Keeping this space clean and attractive is of great value to all in the neighborhood. Sunday’s volunteer day is a great way to be part of the action, contribute to our community, and learn more about plans to renovate the play space.
Donuts and coffee will be served. Children are welcome!
This event is organized by the Playground Committee at MVCS

August 25, 2015


Meeting Volunteers wanted – sign up now! – Greeters and Food

Two more volunteering opportunities at membership meetings:


Nothing says “Welcome!” more than a friendly smile! Join a member of the board or membership committee to help greet members as they arrive for the meeting. You will co-man a small table, co-greet members, and ask members to make a name tag. Please arrive to the meeting a bit early (around 6:45 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. meeting) and be present at the table until the start of the meeting at 7:30 p.m. That’s it! A wonderful way to meet new people and get involved – it’s only 40 minutes of your time!

Food Helper

DRCA encourages social mingling and making new friends! What better way to do that than over some food and drinks. Food Helpers are in charge of providing food for the meeting. We encourage Food Helpers to be as creative as possible (do you like to cook?? Cook away!! Do you have a favorite dessert you want to share – go for it!) and provide for approximately 30 people – you will be reimbursed for $50 (save your receipts!). Don’t forget the adult beverages ;-) Please arrive around 6:45 p.m. to set up the food and remain until the end of the meeting to help put any left overs away.

Interested? Sign up here:


August 25, 2015


ISO: Media Communications and IT Chairperson for DRCA Board!

The Del Ray Citizens Association is seeking out a Media Communications and IT Chairperson to sit on the board of directors for the 2015-2016 season.

Duties include:
  • keeping the website up-to-date,
  • communicating events and information via twitter and Facebook (in addition to the website) on a regular basis,
  • meet with and interact with key local government officials,
  • and actively attend monthly membership meetings and monthly board meetings.
The ideal candidate will have experience in media communication (twitter and Facebook), knowledge of website design, and willingness to revamp website in an effort to make it user friendly.
This is a volunteer position. If interested, please email