Libby Garvey to be Sworn-in for New County Board Term Dec. 13

Published on December 01, 2016


  • Current Chair re-elected to Board

  • County Poet Laureate to participate in ceremony

  • Public reception to follow swearing-in

  • Next Board Chair to be chosen Jan. 3


Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey will be sworn-in for her second full term on the Arlington County Board on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. in the Board Room at 2100 Clarendon Blvd.

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Garvey will deliver remarks and Arlington County Poet Laureate Katherine E. Young will read a poem for the occasion. Board Member Christian Dorsey will act as master of ceremonies and Clerk of the Circuit Court of Arlington and Falls Church Paul Ferguson will administer the oath.

The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by students from Wakefield High School, Randolph Elementary School and Drew Model School.

A reception for the public will immediately follow the program.

Garvey was re-elected overwhelmingly this month to a term that ends in 2020. She was first elected to the County Board in March 2012 to fill the seat of now-State Senator Barbara Favola and won her first full term that November.

Garvey's current year-long role as County Board Chair concludes next month with the job traditionally taken up by another member.

In a change from tradition, the County Board will hold its annual Organizational Meeting during the first regular business day of the new year, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Board Room. The Board had traditionally met each New Year's Day or the day after when New Year's falls on a Sunday as it does in 2017.

In addition to selecting the Board Chair for 2017, members will also use the Organizational Meeting to elect the next Vice Chair and discuss priorities for the new year.