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About DES

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In Service to Arlington

Vision: Our service makes Arlington a leading community that is vibrant, accessible, and resilient, today and in the future.

Mission: To make Arlington County a vibrant, accessible and sustainable community through strategic transportation, environmental and capital investment projects, while providing excellent customer service, operations and maintenance in a safe and healthy environment for all.

A history of Arlington's Department of Public Works(PDF, 203KB) (precursor to DES), published as part of a "Citizens Inquiry Directory" of services in 1981.