Advisory Groups, Authorities, & Commissions

About County Board-Appointed Advisory Groups Commissions


The County Board has established approximately 50 standing Advisory Groups to increase community input to the Board and to enable the County Board to focus more clearly on community needs and problems. In addition, ad hoc committees and task forces are established for limited terms to focus on projects of immediate concern.

Appointments to Advisory Groups

The Board seeks to reflect the broad diversity of the Arlington community in order to bring all segments of the community into full partnership with the Arlington County government. The County Board appoints citizens for specific term lengths, usually three years. Although there may not currently be a vacancy on a group you may be interested in, terms are staggered so that vacancies occur on a regular basis.

It is a general policy of the County Board to limit advisory group appointments to citizens maintaining residences within Arlington County. In addition, some groups may have special qualifications for appointment as mandated by the Virginia or County Codes; for example, a particular expertise in the subject area.

The Arlington County Board invites you to submit an application for consideration for appointment. You can apply online (see "Apply" button on the right), download an application, or get one by calling or visiting the County Board Office.

Last Modified: May 13, 2010
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