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
Bicycle Element Open House and Feedback
Tuesday, Jan. 22 and Monday, Jan. 28 from 6-7:30 p.m.– Join us for an open house to learn about the draft update to the Bicycle Element of the Master Transportation Plan on Jan. 22 at Westover Branch Library (1644 N McKinley Rd #3) and Jan. 28 at Pheonix Bikes (909 S. Dinwiddie St). Until then, share your thoughts on the online feedback form through January 22. Learn more.
ACPD Community Outreach Quarterly Meetings
Thursday, Jan. 24 and Tuesday Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.- Join the Arlington County Police and Fire departments to discuss community issues, crime prevention tips and address, and resident concerns on Jan. 24 at Fairlington Community Center and on Jan. 29 at the Central Library Auditorium. Learn more about the Community Outreach Unit.
Ballston Pond Project Public Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m.- Learn more about plans to improve the Ballston pond, hear about the plans for construction in 2019, and provide input on site amenities such as benches and interpretive signage. The meeting will be held at Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St.) n the Bluemont Room. Learn more.
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.