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.
Highlighted Engagement Opportunities
Permit Arlington Open Houses
Thursday, August 22 from 3-8 p.m.- Attend an open house at the Ellen M. Government Center to learn about Permit Arlington, the County’s new online permitting system for land development activities. Get a feel for how the system works, get answers to your questions, and provide us with feedback. The launch of Permit Arlington will result in more than 30 permit types moving paper to online processing on Sept. 9, 2019. Learn more.
Coffee with a Cop
Thursday, August 29 from 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.- Arlington County Police Department’s Restaurant Liaison Unit invites members of the public to join us for Conversation with a Cop in Clarendon at two locations: Whitlow’s on Wilson from 6-7 p.m. and Buena Vida Social Club from 7-8 p.m.
Jeanie Dean Park Artist Talk
Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 6-8 p.m.- Join us for a meet and greet with Mark Reigelman, the artist selected to develop a site-specific public art work that will be integrated into the Jeannie Dean Park renovations. Meet and great will be on September 3 at New District Brewery (2709 S Oakland St) and Office hours will be on September 4 from 8-9:30 a.m. at Bus Boys and Poets (4215 Campbell Ave).
Gulf Branch Stream Restoration
Through Summer, 2019- Share your thoughts on the impacts, needs, and restoration design process for Gulf Branch Stream. The project will create a stable stream channel to accommodate storm flows, protect exposed pipes and other infrastructure, and reverse the damage to the stream valley. Learn more.
Become an Arlington Census 2020 Partner
Data collected from the 2020 Census is used to plan and provide services and support for the Arlington Community. Learn more about how to help make sure every person in Arlington is counted in 2020.
Join us for Open Door Mondays where a board member will be available to discuss the topics on your mind.
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.
Attend Neighborhood College
It’s back-to-school time for those interested in getting involved with neighborhood issues.
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.
- Service Request / Report a Problem
- My Arlington Projects Map
- My Arlington Apartments & Condos Map
- A-Z Directory of Services
- Resident & Business Ombudsmen
- Projects & Planning Site – details on projects around Arlington, by neighborhood and topic
- Open Data Portal – view County data; share input on info you’d like to see
Looking for a quick guide to ways you can connect with Arlington County online?
Download our Engage Arlington flyer.
The PLACE initiative — Participation, Leadership, and Civic Engagement — launched in 2012 and was focused on updating the “Arlington Way” by expanding the ways in which our residents engage with each other and our government to enrich Arlington.