About SCA

History and Purpose

The Springfield Civic Association (SCA) is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, 501(c)4 non-profit volunteer organization established in 1953 to enhance the quality of life in Springfield by encouraging residents to be active in community affairs and by advocating for their interests and concerns through local government and other organizations.

To assist in accomplishing its purpose, SCA established the Springfield Community Educational Alliance (SCEA) as its educational division in 2006 as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting civic awareness and responsibility through educational activities on civic participation.

Geographic Boundaries

With the growth in the greater Springfield area since then, SCA now represents residents in the central part of Springfield that encompasses over 2,400 homes and 800 apartments. SCA’s area is bounded by I-495 on the north (Beltway)/Railway, Old Keene Mill Road (SR 644) on the south, I-95 on the east, and Accotink Creek stream valley on the west.

Membership Eligibility

Membership is open to all residents owning, renting, or leasing property within the association’s geographic boundaries.

Membership Meetings

Meetings are regularly held five times a year on the third Tuesday of September, November, January, March and May to present, discuss, and vote as needed on topics of community interest or concern. The President sets the agenda for these meetings and may call additional special meetings to address issues of major immediate concern.

Leadership for 2016-2017

President Bruce Waggoner
1st Vice President Gail Nittle
2nd Vice President Alice Merrill
Secretary Debbie Mays
Treasurer Sandy Frieswyk
Directors At Large Mike Slater
Joe McGowan
Past Presidents Charlie Butler
Tawny Hammond
Al McAloon
Rick Renninger
Neighborhood Watch Chair Maureen Gibson
Hospitality Chair Betty McGowan