Get Involved

Click to open each tab below for more information on how to get involved with the Arlington County Board.

Constituent Inquiries

The County Board receives inquiries related to a variety of issues - often, the fastest way to resolve a new issue is through the appropriate county department or via the Report a Problem tool. If your issue remains unresolved or needs to be escalated further, feel free to contact the County Board Office directly.

 

Open Door Mondays

2024 Open Door Monday Schedule(PDF, 143KB)

Register Here

Join us for Open Door Mondays, an informal opportunity for Arlingtonians to chat one-on-one or in small groups with a County Board Member. Sessions run from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM every Monday, except on County holidays, the fifth Monday of each month, and in August and December.

Board Members take turns hosting Open Door Mondays throughout the year - you can check the schedule through the link above, or in each event title. Please note that that assignments may change due to unforseen circumstances.

Feel free to bring any issue to discuss! There are no specific time limits, but be considerate to others who may be waiting. The hosting Board Member generally speaks with everyone on a first-come-first-served basis, but may speak in a group if several people have registered to discuss the same issue. You can listen in, or contribute your thoughts, if appropriate. 

To participate:

  • Use the registration form above to sign up for an upcoming session. You'll immediately get a confirmation email with instructions, a link, and a telephone number.

  • On the day of the session, follow the link or dial the provided number to join - there's no special software needed. 

  • Please enter your name when prompted so we know you are in the room. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM - you may be briefly placed on hold until then.

  • Once the meeting has started, please mute your microphone until it is your turn to speak.

For more information, or to request reasonable accommodations (including interpretation), Call 703-228-3130

Thank you for interest in speaking with a County Board Member. We look forward to hearing from you! 

 

Advisory Groups

Some 50 standing advisory groups provide input to the Arlington County Board on a variety of issues. From time to time, the Board also creates ad hoc committees and task forces for limited terms to focus on projects of immediate concern. At every January Organizational meeting, the Board designates a County Board liaison(PDF, 84KB) to each commission.

A number of groups also provide guidance to the County Manager on specific topics. Every meeting of each County advisory group is open to the public.

Arlington County government relies on the hard work of its many civic-minded volunteer commissioners to help it make decisions that benefit our community.  We thank each commissioner for his or her service, and we invite you to apply for appointment to a commission.

Apply to a Commission

 

Community Organizations

Arlington County's Office of Communications and Public Engagement (CAPE) Maintains the following lists. We need your help to keep these lists current - email any updates to the CAPE Team.