Military and Veterans Affairs Committee (MVAC)


The Arlington County Military and Veterans Affairs Committee has been established to:

  1. Support and strengthen the relationship between local active duty and civilian military commands, the local veterans community, Arlington County government, County residents and the local business community;
  2. Coordinate and utilize Arlington County Government and Community resources in support of the local military community in carrying out their missions;
  3. Develop, implement and maintain initiatives and programs that provide the Arlington community with an opportunity to recognize and honor the service to our country provided by our military members and their families, including, but not limited to Memorial Day and Veterans Day;
  4. Work with the USS Arlington Community Alliance to serve as the County Liaison with the USS Arlington and her crew; and
  5. Serve as the chief County Liaison for the Vietnam War Commemoration.


Colonel Joseph Simonelli, U.S. Army (Ret.), Arlington County Resident, Chair

Eric Gordon, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Dulce Carrillo, Arlington Public Schools
Kristy Kenady, Serving Together
Dr. J. Michael Griffin, Arlington Partnership Children, Youth, and Family
Richard Lane, Veterans Law Project, Legal Service of Northern Virginia
Jay E. Kalner, Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 227
Timothy MacArthur, M-VETS (Mason Veterans)
Frank O’Leary, USS Arlington Community Alliance
Chief Charles (Andy) Penn, Arlington County Police Department
Kevin Reardon, USS Arlington Community Alliance
Brenna McVaney, Team RWB
Dan Donahue, American Legion Post 139
Susan Roth, USS Arlington Family Readiness Group

Kate Roche, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Major General James Jackson, U.S. Army, Retired, Arlington County Resident
LTG Guy C. Swan III, U.S. Army (Ret.), Association of the United States Army
Glenn Wait, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Kenneth Washington, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Kristen Wick, USS Arlington Family Readiness Group
Todd Yeatts, The Boeing CompanyGwen McQueeney, Volunteers of America Chesapeake
Cathering Roper, Ballston BID
Cassie Hurley, Crystal City BID
Santaya Lanman, Rosslyn BID
Kim Klingler, Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization


The MVAC meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. All meetings of the Committee are open to the public. MVAC meetings are usually held virtually or in Room 311 of the Bozman Government Center (2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201) but can move to another location as determined by the committee. Please review the agenda for location. View MVAC Meeting Agendas and Minutes here.

Resources for Veterans and Active Military in Arlington

Please visit Military and Veterans Resources for helpful resources including housing, employment, and transportation in Arlington County.

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