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
New! National Night Out
Tuesday, August 3: National Night Out (NNO) is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer and improve quality of life. Arlington County neighborhoods are encouraged to join communities nationwide in celebrating NNO each summer. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, August 3 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Learn more and find an event in your neighborhood.
New! Community Feedback on S. Four Mile Run Drive Complete Streets Project
Through Sunday, August 8: The project team recently held a meeting to share the project background and goals and the concept plan. Watch the meeting. The project team wants to hear your feedback on the concept design and what improvements matter most to you. Share you thoughts.
CC2DCA Multimodal Connector Feedback
Through Sunday, August 15: This project explores the possibility of providing a context-sensitive multimodal connection between Crystal City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), designed to meet the needs of people walking, biking, and using micromobility devices. Share your thoughts on what aspects of this connection are most important to you online through August 15. Materials are available in English, Spanish and Chinese.
New! Provide Input on Arlington’s New Logo
Through Friday, September 3: Arlington County would like your input on the proposed logos for the Arlington community. Pick your top three favorites online through September 3.
New! Community Conversations with the Chief
July through September: Chief Andy Penn invites community members, organizations, and businesses to join him at Community Conversations with the Chief throughout Arlington this summer. This is an informal opportunity for the police department to hear directly from you, our community, on areas we are doing well, areas for continued growth, and the vision of the agency moving forward. Conversations will take place at various hours and locations throughout the County; visit the website to learn more.
PEACE Annual Experience Survey
Everyone deserves to be safe at home and in their relationships. When someone in our community is not safe and is being hurt by their partner, there are resources to help. Arlington County’s Project PEACE (Partnering to End Abuse in the Community for Everyone) is taking feedback about your experience finding resources for those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault in Arlington County. The surveys are found on the PEACE page.
Highlights from Previous Opportunities
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.
Route 29 Renaming: US Route 29 will be renamed, “Langston Boulevard,” in Arlington. On June 12, 2021, the County Board held a public hearing to consider the name change. Action is scheduled for the July 17, 2021 County Board Hearing. The changes are being considered following an extensive public engagement effort led by the Lee Highway Alliance (LHA). No action by residents or businesses is necessary at this time! Roadway operations will remain unchanged until a tentative period of Q1 2022. Learn more: Renaming Route 29 in Arlington – Topics (arlingtonva.us)
Capital Improvement Plan FY 2022-2024: Input for the three-year FY 2022-2024 Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) was collected in the Spring of 2021. The feedback and draft proposal are available to view on the CIP page.
Join us for Open Door Mondays where a board member will be available to discuss the topics on your mind.
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.
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
- Food, Financial and Medical Assistance
- My Arlington Projects Map
- My Arlington Apartments & Condos Map – (List view available)
- 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.