Arlington Neighborhoods Program

Sign 'Claremont Historic District'

The Neighborhood Signs Program installs attractive signs and landscaping that welcome visitors and residents.

A new name, Arlington Neighborhoods Program, has been selected for the Neighborhood Conservation Program. The new name was voted on, and approved by, the Arlington Neighborhoods Advisory Committee (ArNAC) at its regular October 2021 meeting.

The Arlington Neighborhoods Program (formerly Neighborhood Conservation Program) helps improve and enhance Arlington neighborhoods. When the program was created in 1964, the goal was to empower residents by having them come together to discuss and share ideas for improving their neighborhoods. Today, the program provides funding for a variety of improvements including: installation of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, streetlights, signs, park improvements, neighborhood art and beautification. This program empowers citizens to identify and plan projects in their own neighborhoods.

For a comprehensive overview of program processes, policies, schedules and the civic engagement process, read the Arlington Neighborhoods Guide.

Arlington Neighborhoods Program Review

The review of the Arlington Neighborhoods Program involved:

  • evaluating how well the program is meeting its core mission
  • exploring opportunities for process and implementation improvements
  • considering the potential role of innovation, and
  • investigating ways to better leverage the program’s civic engagement components

Learn more here.

Benefits of Participation

Communities participating in the Arlington Neighborhoods Program benefit from being involved in the process for improving their own neighborhoods and help get funds for important projects. It’s also a great way for neighborhoods to directly engage with Arlington County.

When a neighborhood participates in the Arlington Neighborhoods Program, it becomes part of a larger community known as the Arlington Neighborhoods Advisory Committee (ArNAC). The County Board relies on the ArNAC to report on the issues of greatest concern to our community members. Arlington Neighborhoods representatives serve on the ArNAC and help to develop recommendations for improving the neighborhoods process and participate in implementing County bond funds.