Arlington CivFed Proclamation

WHEREAS, the Arlington County Civic Federation, established in April 1916 as the civic voice of Arlington by a coalition of six local civic associations, is the oldest countywide organization in Arlington and has grown to include 80 member organizations; and

WHEREAS, the Arlington County Civic Federation’s primary purpose is to work towards civic improvement of Arlington County and to serve as a sounding board for all citizens on matters of civic interest regardless of political or partisan affiliation; and

WHEREAS, the Arlington County Civic Federation has a long history of partnering with the County government to address issues in the community, such as supporting a municipal water system to better protect the community from fires, developing an organized street naming system, assisting with land-use planning, and advocating for affordable housing and environmental issues; and

WHEREAS, the Arlington County Civic Federation supports equal rights for all Virginians and has been vital in making Arlington a diverse and inclusive world-class community; and

WHEREAS, this year marks the 101st anniversary of the Arlington County Civic Federation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Fisette, Chair of the County Board of Arlington, Virginia, do hereby proclaim April 2017, as the


in Arlington and urge all citizens to celebrate the anniversary of this important community organization and to let this event inspire them to assume active roles of civic responsibility for the betterment of our community and society at large.

Jay Fisette, Chair