Share Your Big Ideas for Arlington County

Published on May 11, 2018

Arlington County is inviting the community to engage in a broad conversation around the question: How should Arlington grow?

In June, the Arlington County Board, in partnership with citizen commissions, will host a series of Big Idea Roundtables—discussions that move beyond a specific project or proposal to big-picture conversations about our County's future. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from one another, identify differences, and find common ground.

"These roundtables, framed around some critical issues, are open-ended and not limited to any one issue, policy or site proposal," Arlington Board Chair Katie Cristol said. "Our goal is to create a space for and spark a conversation among civic leaders and residents of all backgrounds about their hopes for our County's future as we grow and change. We look forward to lively conversations about diversity, density, affordability, traffic and beyond."

Arlington County Commission chairs will facilitate the seven sessions over five days.

Space is limited. Participants should only register for one roundtable to allow everyone who is interested to participate. Register online for one of the Big Idea Roundtables, scheduled in different locations, at different times of the day, across the County.

  • Saturday, June 2, 2—4 p.m., Langston-Brown Community Center Rooms 108 and 109, 2121 North Culpeper St.

  • Monday, June 4, 6:30—8:30 p.m., Drew Community Center Room 118, 3500 23rd St. S.

  • Saturday, June 9, 9—11 a.m.; Arlington Mill Community Center Rooms 411 and 413, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Translation services available for Spanish-speaking residents at this session.

  • Monday, June 11, 6:30—8:30 p.m., Ellen M. Bozman Government Center Room 311, 2100 Clarendon Blvd.

  • Wednesday, June 20, 9—11 a.m., Lubber Run Community Center Multipurpose Room, 300 N. Park Drive.

For more information, email