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
How Can We Remain Diverse & Inclusive?
We want to hear your thoughts on how we can remain diverse and inclusive. At the direction of the County Board, we are embarking on an effort to examine our budget decisions through an equity lens. This means making budgetary decisions that help close the gaps, so that one’s race or status – being a woman, poor, an immigrant or a refugee, non-heteronormative, differently abled, or one’s area of residence — does not predict one’s success, while also improving outcomes for all.
Vision Zero Open House
Tuesday, Jan. 28- In July 2019, the Arlington County Board adopted Vision Zero: a strategy to eliminate all transportation fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all people. Stop by the open house to learn more about Vision Zero and share your priorities for the future of safe transportation in Arlington.
Plan Lee Highway Workshops
Friday, Jan. 31 & Saturday, Feb. 1- Join us for the Plan Lee Highway Community Workshop. We are nearly completing Phase I of this study. Come meet with us to learn more about progress and the information we’ve uncovered so far, and share new ideas. Learn more. about Plan Lee Highway here.
Digital Inclusion Initiative
Get involved with efforts to ensure that all Arlingtonians are able to share in access to digital resources by learning about digital equity here. More ways to get involved and public meeting details coming soon!
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.