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
Alcova Heights Park Kick-Off and Encore Meetings
Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10-11:30 a.m. – Help us kick off Alcova Heights project renovations discussions during two community meetings. The first will be held on Sept. 18 at Arlington Mill Community Center and an encore meeting will be held on Sept. 29 at Alcova Heights Park by the shelters.
North Side Salt Dome
Before September Public Hearing – Provide online feedback for the County Board in advance of the September Public Hearing on the North Side Salt Dome.
Energize Arlington Workshop Series
October 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 6:30-8:30 – Add tools and resources to your leadership toolbox by signing up for any or all of the Energize Arlington workshops being held this fall! Join Arlington County staff and the Civic Federation of Arlington for a different leadership workshop each Thursday this October. Learn more!
Coffee With a Cop Day
Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. – Celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day by engaging with members of the Arlington County Police Department Community Outreach Teams! You can find them at the Starbucks’ on 2413 Columbia Pike from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2200 Clarendon Blvd. from 3-5 p.m.
ACPD Community Outreach Teams Quarterly Meetings
Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 7-8 p.m.- The Arlington County Police Department Community Outreach Unit invites you to the third quarter community meetings this October. Join the North Outreach Team at Washington-Lee High School’s Little Theater on Oct. 11 and the South Outreach Team at Arlington Mill Community Center on Oct. 17.
National Park Service Proposed Comfort Station
Through Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Provide feedback on the National Park Service’s proposed comfort station near the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. The proposed project would include two accessible restrooms, a visitor contact station, and a water bottle filling station among other features. Learn more and submit your comments on the park’s Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website.
Community Energy Plan Interactive Forum
Monday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. – Join us for an highly-interactive program to discuss the 2018 updated Community Energy Plan. It will integrate the last five years of dynamic change, new technology and emerging partnerships driving the 21st Century Energy Sector. RSVP!
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
- A-Z Directory of Services
- Resident Ombudsman | Business Ombudsman
- 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.