Engage Arlington

Civic engagement is at the heart of Arlington. Find a way to make a difference in your community — share feedback today, or find ways to get more deeply involved.

Current Engagement Opportunities

Army Navy Drive Missing Link on Jan. 19, 7 p.m.: Join the project team for a virtual meeting to learn about the concept design for the Army Navy Drive PBL Missing Link project. Following the meeting, share your feedback on the concept design. 

Transitway Extension to Pentagon City Phase 2a/2b on Jan. 26, 7 p.m.: Join in for a virtual community meeting to get updates on the design for the next two segments of the Transitway Extension. These two phases of the project will cover the design of the Transitway along 12th Street S. from Long Bridge Drive to S. Hayes Street.

South Eads Street Complete Street through Jan. 30: Share your feedback on the 30% Concept Design for this segment of the S. Eads Street corridor. 

Regional Fair Housing Survey through Jan. 31:  Share your thoughts with local jurisdictions on fair housing issues in the community. Feedback responses will help housing, human rights and public housing staff plan to improve housing choice and reverse segregation in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Learn more.

Protect Our Water Sources High School Art Contest through Mar. 18: Submit your entry for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Community Engagement Committee art contest. Final regional winners will be announced in May for National Drinking Water Week. 

 

 

 

Highlights from Previous Opportunities

Lubber Run Park Pedestrian Bridge Renovation -  hank you to everyone who shared their thoughts regarding the draft design for the Lubber Run Pedestrian Bridge. We appreciate your input. Review the update on the project shared by staff at the Nov. 17 Arlington Forest Civic Association meeting.    

Plan Langston Boulevard: View the latest updates, including the Summary of the Feedback(PDF, 11MB) received for the entire corridor, organized by topic and including a summary by neighborhood area. View the study’s Documents page and learn about the Engagement Approach

Vision Zero in Arlington: Arlington County transportation staff and our partners have been working hard to deliver projects, programs, and policies to reduce serious transportation crashes in our community. We are excited to share our first Vision Zero Mid-Year Progress Report. The report details action from 2021, as well as action coming in 2022.  Learn more about Vision Zero.

Community Oversight Board and Independent Policing Auditor: To improve transparency and accountability in the police department, the County Board has established a Community Oversight Board (COB) with independent investigative and subpoena power, and an Independent Policing Auditor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chat With Your Board Members! 

Join us for Open Door Mondays where a board member will be available to discuss the topics on your mind.

Connect With Constituent Services! 

The Constituent Services Team helps ensure Arlington’s government works for all those living, working, conducting business or visiting the County. The team provides a link between residents, businesses, visitors and employees who have problems or are seeking information and solutions.

Stay Up-to-Date on Schools! 

Visit the Arlington Public Schools engage page to learn about current news and initiatives.


Get More Involved

Join Your Civic Association
The core of neighborhood activity, events & issues – there’s one in every corner of Arlington.

Serve on an Advisory Group
Take stewardship to the next level. 50+ boards & commissions advise the County Board on policy matters. Submit an Application.

Attend Neighborhood College
It’s back-to-school time for those interested in getting involved with neighborhood issues.

Volunteer Locally
Online Volunteer Connection can help find the right fit for you — with a search tool, volunteer calendar, and notification feature.

Get Involved with a Community Organization
Serve your community through the interests that you are most passionate about.

Serve During Emergencies
Join a dedicated group of volunteers who help with the County’s emergency preparedness — and who assist should a disaster strike.

Watch County Board Meetings
One of the easiest ways to learn more about how your community and government works. Or sign up to speak at a County Board Meeting.

Help on Election Days
600+ Arlington citizens serve as election officers at polls. And register to vote!


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