Engage Arlington

Civic engagement is at the heart of Arlington. Find a way to make a difference in your community — share feedback today, or find ways to get more deeply involved.

Current Engagement Opportunities

Community Conversation with the County Board: Strengthening Trust with Our Immigrant CommunityTues., Nov. 30 (multiple times slots—see RSVP page): RSVP to join us for one of four online small group conversations. County Board members are interested in learning more from Arlington immigrants about your experiences with government - including interactions with human services, housing, law enforcement, transportation and other services - and opportunities for how County government can increase trust and respect in these experiences.

Community Oversight Board - Extended through Dec 3The County Board is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on the new Community Oversight Board (COB) that will have independent oversight and help increase transparency and collaboration with the Police Department. Submit application here

How do you think Arlington should prioritize spending? County Manager Mark Schwartz is seeking your feedback to help inform the FY 2023 Budget. Tell us your FY2023 Operating budget priorities online through Dec. 20, and join the Facebook Live budget town hall on Wed., Dec. 8.

Historic Preservation Outreach Week We're updating the Historic Preservation Master Plan and need to hear from you! Please fill out this 3-questions feedback form and stop by to learn about historic preservation Dec. 1 in Maywood, Dec. 3 at Westover Library and Dec. 4 at the Courthouse Farmers Market. 

Potomac Yard Landbay C- East - North Park Plaza through Dec. 3: Learn about the updated design and share your thoughts

N Sycamore Street (N Langston Blvd to 19th St N) through Dec. 12: Share your experiences and feedback on the Complete Streets project at this virtual open house. 

Aircraft Noise Mitigation Study Community Meeting Dec. 13, 6:30-8 p.m.: The third community meeting for the Arlington County / Montgomery County joint Aircraft Noise Mitigation Study for communities north of Reagan National Airport (DCA) will be held virtually via Facebook LIVE. The study team will provide a status update on the overall study, present draft recommendations for departure procedures and take questions and comments from community members.  

Join the Audit CommitteeThe Audit Committee was established by the County Board to provide advice to the Board regarding the exposure of Arlington County government to risk, such as financial, operational, and reputational risks. Audit Committee application due by Nov. 30.


Highlights from Previous Opportunities

What We Heard: Plan Langston Boulevard Land Use Scenario Analysis: Take a look at the Summary of the Feedback(PDF, 11MB)  received for the entire corridor, organized by topic and including a summary by neighborhood area. View the study’s Documents page to dig into the raw data collected for the entire corridor and each neighborhood area as we work to develop a Preliminary Concept Plan.

Arlington’s Vision Zero team released its first official update on Vision Zero action items and checkpoint for initial feedback to help steer the program. The report provides updates on key accomplishments for the Vision Zero program within 2021, latest available Vision Zero metrics, and updates on individual action items.  View the updates.

Community Oversight Board and Independent Policing Auditor: To improve transparency and accountability in the police department, the County Board has established a Community Oversight Board (COB) with independent investigative and subpoena power, and an Independent Policing Auditor.


















Chat With Your Board Members! 

Join us for Open Door Mondays where a board member will be available to discuss the topics on your mind.

Connect With Constituent Services! 

The Constituent Services Team helps ensure Arlington’s government works for all those living, working, conducting business or visiting the County. The team provides a link between residents, businesses, visitors and employees who have problems or are seeking information and solutions.

Stay Up-to-Date on Schools! 

Visit the Arlington Public Schools engage page to learn about current news and initiatives.

Get More Involved

Join Your Civic Association
The core of neighborhood activity, events & issues – there’s one in every corner of Arlington.

Serve on an Advisory Group
Take stewardship to the next level. 50+ boards & commissions advise the County Board on policy matters. Submit an Application.

Attend Neighborhood College
It’s back-to-school time for those interested in getting involved with neighborhood issues.

Volunteer Locally
Online Volunteer Connection can help find the right fit for you — with a search tool, volunteer calendar, and notification feature.

Get Involved with a Community Organization
Serve your community through the interests that you are most passionate about.

Serve During Emergencies
Join a dedicated group of volunteers who help with the County’s emergency preparedness — and who assist should a disaster strike.

Watch County Board Meetings
One of the easiest ways to learn more about how your community and government works. Or sign up to speak at a County Board Meeting.

Help on Election Days
600+ Arlington citizens serve as election officers at polls. And register to vote!

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