Engage Arlington


Current Engagement Opportunities     

WMATA Your Metro, the Way Forward Strategic Plan Public Hearing - Hybrid Event on Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.: Register to submit comments to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to provide feedback and learn about the proposed Stategic Transformation Plan. Share your feedback on the plan, the deadline for feedback is Feb. 14, at 5 p.m.

Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) Public Meeting: Americana Hotel - Hybrid Event on Feb. 13, 7 p.m.: Join the Site Plan Review Committee to learn about the proposed site plans for the location at 1400 Richmond Highway, also known as The Americana Hotel site. Please note public comments will be reviewed at the discretion of the committee's chair. Visit the project page to learn about the project plan and process. 

Zoning Committee Public Meeting - Hybrid Event on Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.: Join the Zoning Committee (ZOCO) of the Planning Commission for a public meeting on Commercial Market Resiliency Initiative. Learn more about ZOCO here.

Walter Reed Outdoor Pickleball Court Project - Community Meeting on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.: Join the community meeting to share your ideas as the County begins planning for a dedicated pickleball facility at Walter Reed. Areas of focus will include landscaping and stormwater management, court layout and amenities, sound reduction measures and more. Share your feedback on the conversion of Walter Reed tennis courts to a dedicated pickleball court facility through Feb. 28. Visit the project page to learn more.

Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) Public Meeting: Ballston Holiday Inn Site - Hybrid Event on Feb. 16, 7 p.m.: Join the Site Plan Review Committee to learn about the proposed site plans for the location at 4600 Fairfax Drive, also known as The Ballston Holiday Inn site. Please note public comments will be reviewed at the discretion of the committee's chair. Visit the project page to learn about the project plan and process. 

Virtual Community Kick-Off: Performance Parking Pilot Project - Virtual Event on Feb. 23, 7 p.m.: Join staff for a community meeting to learn about a pilot project for metered parking spaces in Arlington. Visit the project page to learn more. 

Cemetery Trail Concepts Public Comments - Feedback Opportunity through Feb. 24:  Share your feedback on the new trail development from Columbia Pike along Route 110. Visit the project page to learn more about the concepts and how to share your thoughts. 

2023 Community Engagement Forum on Aging Issues - Hybrid Event on Mar. 20 at 9:30 a.m.: Join County staff, Commission on Aging members and community partners for an interactive discussion on what matters most to older Arlingtonians. Register to attend and learn about resources for older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers. 

MWCOG Regional Fair Housing Plan- Feedback Opportunity through March 31: Share your feedback on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government's draft Regional Fair Housing Plan. Click here to access the draft, different sections and feedback form. For more information, visit the Council of Government's Fair Housing page

Stormwater Utility Fee Draft Calculator - Feedback Form: Share your feedback on a new tool to help you estimate the number of stormwater utility billing units on a property. Learn more by visiting the project page. 

Digital Equity Broadband Study eCheckup - Feedback Opportunity: Share your input as a resident and/ or business on the broadband study to help the County better understand the community's internet use and broadband access. Learn about this study by visiting the project page.

Apply to Serve on a Commission or Advisory GroupApply to serve on a commission or advisory group and help make decisions that benefit the Arlington Community. Take a look at the over 50 groups you can join and learn more about how to get involved by visiting the Advisory Groups and Commissions page.

Teens Making a Difference (TMAD) - Youth Community Groups Volunteer Opportunity: Youth Community Groups Want to make a difference? TMAD (Teens Making a Difference) is a Service Club that helps students ages 12-18 plan service projects, learn leadership skills, and improve their schools and community. The program offers participants a chance to earn a stipend for work related learning programs. Interested in TMAD? Apply.

Highlights from Previous Opportunities

1,500+ Volunteers at MLK Day of Service: Volunteer Arlington hosted their 6th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service where service projects like these highlights were shared. The Beloved Community Award was presented to Saundra Green during this time. Explore volunteer opportunities in Arlington.

Stormwater Facility Zoning Study: Learn how Arlington County manages its stormwater in the zoning study. Zoning standards may change for easier access to management facilities in public spaces. View the meeting video and presentation slides to learn about the stormwater management zoning study and the engagement process. 

Arlington Addiction Recovery Initiative: Volunteers with AARI rolled out a successful year in 2022. They hosted events, facilitated presentations, and shared many resources with the community to respond to substance abuse and support recovery in Arlington. Review the highlights and sign-up to volunteer for AARI. 

Vision Zero Year 2 Mid-Year Report & Public Meeting: Arlington’s Year 2 Vision Zero Mid-Year Report is out! The report provides an overview of Arlington’s progress toward each of the action items from the Vision Zero Action Plan and highlights key accomplishments and things to come in Year 2 of our safety program.

Pedestrian Awareness in Arlington County: Arlington County targets transportation safety through the Vision Zero Critical Crash Campaign. The Transportation team held a variety of public engagement processes this year. Learn about the community's input on school slow zone demonstrations. Watch the County Board meeting to learn about processes that make transportation safer. Read feedback from community members on the Lorcom Lane Pilot project.

Missing Middle Housing Study Information SessionsThe County Board hosted three information sessions touching on several key topics related to Missing Middle housing. Recordings of the sessions are available for viewing on YouTube and archived here.

Transit Strategic Plan: The Arlington Transit Strategic Plan project team held a virtual public meeting followed by a series of pop-up events in Fall 2022 to gather input on experiences using Arlington Transit, and to draft goals and objectives of the plan. View the meeting slides and recording to learn more about the future of transit in Arlington County. 

Community Meetings on the Plan Langston Boulevard Preliminary Concept Plan: The Plan Langston Boulevard team held a series of virtual community meetings to answer questions, listen to feedback, and discuss the PCP.

South Four Mile Run Drive Complete StreetsThe project team for the S. Four Mile Run Drive Complete Streets Project – Phase 2 (S. Walter Reed Drive to S. Nelson Street) Complete Streets began an engagement process in fall 2021 on two concept designs including two community meetings in August and June 2022, a pop-up event, stakeholder conversations and an online feedback form. Visit the project page to review the engagement summary and to learn about the next steps for this project. The next milestone for this project will use feedback to finalize a concept design for implementation in spring 2023.

Crystal City Second Entrance Meeting: The Crystal City Metrorail Station project team held a virtual design update public meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Learn about the most recent designs for the east entrance to the station and the next steps for this transit project. Watch the recording, view the slide deck and read the summary analysis of the public engagement process. 

2700 S Nelson St. Placemaking PlanThe Graham Projects design team and Arlington County officials implemented a variety of community engagement strategies to collect responses on public art and placemaking. Learn about the process that will ultimately lead to a new and inclusive outdoor public space for arts and performances.  

 Proposed FY 2023 - FY 2032 Capital Improvement Plan: The County Manager presented his proposed FY 2023- 2032 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to the County Board on May 17, 2022. Learn about the proposal and review resources including the CIP engagement summary and analysis documents.

CC2DCA Engagement Summary: The Crystal City to Ronald Regan Washington International Airport Multimodal Connection (CC2DCA) study team has prepared updates to share with the community. Learn about public response in the second round of engagement that took place last winter, and next steps for analysis ahead of the next round of engagement anticipated for the fall of 2022. See the newsletter:

FY23 Budget Engagement Overview: Check out a quick overview of what we learned from this past fiscal year's engagement around the County's operating budget. Learn more about the budget and the upcoming consideration from the County Board this April.

Lubber Run Park Pedestrian Bridge Renovation - Thank 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.



Jerusalem Solomon
Director of Public Engagement
Office of Communications & Public Engagement