Strengthening Legitimacy with our Community with a new Trust Policy

In 2021, the County Board began work on the development of an Arlington County Trust Policy. The intent of this policy is to adopt and communicate safeguards such that members of our community can interact with their local government, free from concerns about immigration action by the federal government. 

Community Conversations with the County Board

In November of 2021, the County Board hosted a series of listening sessions to learn more from members of our community regarding their experience with government, including including interactions with human services, housing, law enforcement, transportation and other services – and how County government can increase trust and respect in these experiences.

Below are translated summaries of each of the sessions:

Adopted Trust Policy

The final Trust Policy was adopted by the County Board on July 19th, 2022 and can be viewed below: