In 2020, the County Board approved a process to replace the current County logo and seal, which depict Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial. For many residents, the home of the Confederate general is a painful representation of the slavery that took place in our region.
From February 12 to March 12, 2021 community members submitted more than 250 ideas for Arlington County’s new logo, which a volunteer Logo Review Panel reviewed and further developed with a consultant. Residents were invited to share feedback on the top five initial concepts between April 23 and May 26.
At the May 18 County Board meeting, the Logo Review Panel co-chairs shared an update on the new County logo. Based on community feedback, the Board requested to see more logo options for consideration.
A call for additional logo ideas was reopened and extended from June 3 to June 27, 2021. The Logo Review Panel took initial community feedback into consideration, especially on the number of colors and diversity of concepts as they reviewed artwork from both submission periods. After extensive consideration, the panel did not consider imagery with federal monuments, memorials, and facilities. They believe Arlington is a special and unique place that encompasses more than a federal presence.
Following this second round of community feedback, which will close on Sept. 3, the Logo Panel will present the top three logo concepts to the County Board for their final decision.
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