About the County Board

The five-member County Board is Arlington’s governing body and is vested with its legislative powers.

Board Members are elected At-Large, and serve staggered four-year terms . Board members elect a Chair and Vice Chair at the annual January Organizational meeting. The Chair, the official County head, sets agendas for Board meetings and presides over the meetings. The Chair and the Vice Chair have the same powers and duties as other Board members — a vote, but no veto power.

Although Board membership is “part time,” Board members spend many hours preparing for and attending Board meetings; meeting with residents and stakeholders; responding to mail; researching issues and representing the County at local functions and on regional bodies.

Board-Hired Positions

The County Board hires four positions:

View an organizational chart for Arlington County Government

Board Member Responsibilities

The Arlington County Board: 

Board Office Responsibilities

The Office of the County Board: 

 

For more information, call the County Board Office at 703-228-3130 or email the County Board.