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
Early Input on Capital Budget
Through April 30: As part of this year’s budget season, you’re invited to share your input on capital priorities for Arlington County Government. Your input will help guide development of the County Manager’s Proposed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Fiscal Years 2021 – 2030, which will be presented to the Arlington County Board in May. There are three different ways to take part, so choose the method that works best for you!
- Share your feedback online through April 30. Spanish online version is also available.
- Submit feedback on paper forms at stations across the County (through April 30).
- Participate in a March 19 in-person community forum for a deeper dive into the CIP and trade-off conversations. Space is limited so please RSVP by March 13.
Metro FY21 Budget Hearing
Monday, Feb. 24: Metro’s proposed budget, beginning July 1, 2020, would improve the customer experience and fare options, and manage cost. The public is invited to an open house to review these proposals and provide feedback for Metro’s Board of Directors and Management to consider before approving a final budget this spring.
Plan Lee Highway Digital Community Workshop
Through Monday, Feb. 24: How do you imagine living, working and doing business on Lee Highway in 2050? Be a voice of your neighborhood. Help us learn more about your community perspectives and priorities. Visit a digital workshop station and provide input by Monday, February 24.
West Glebe Road Bridge Project Feedback
Through Thursday, Feb. 27: Arlington County is working to return the West Glebe Road Bridge to a safe operational condition for all users and improve access for people walking, biking and driving, while also advancing the community vision of the Four Mile Run Master Plan. Provide feedback here on bridge cross sections and visual preferences. Learn more about West Glebe Road Bridge here.
Vision Zero Online Community Feedback
Through Sunday, Mar 1: In July 2019, the Arlington County Board adopted Vision Zero: a strategy to eliminate all transportation-related fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all people. Arlington County’s Department of Environmental Services (DES), Transportation Division is leading an extensive network of County Staff and community partners in the development of a Vision Zero Action Plan to reduce severe injuries and fatalities on our transportation network to zero. Provide your input here on how we can make transportation safety a priority in Arlington!
Missing Middle Housing Study Scope of Work Feedback
Through Sunday, Mar 1: Housing Arlington is about to kick off the Missing Middle Housing Study (MMHS). Before the study kicks off, you’re invited to review the Missing Middle Housing Study (MMHS) Draft Scope of Work and provide feedback online.
Metropolitan Park Public Space Feedback
Through Thursday, Mar. 5 : Help Arlington County re-imagine the new Metropolitan Park public space! Learn about its current conditions, discover opportunities for new and exciting features and share your input regarding how the space can best be used. Your ideas can help shape the Metropolitan Park Public Space Master Plan and design guidelines. Share them here.
Community Engagement Forum on Aging
Monday, Mar. 16: Join the Arlington Area Agency on Aging, the Aging and Disability Services Division and the Commission on Aging for an exciting morning focused on The Future of Aging in Arlington. The 2020 Community Engagement Forum on Aging will be held Monday, March 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, and the theme for this year is “Moving Forward Together.” The event features a Keynote speaker and panel presentation, followed by interactive breakout sessions that focus on core areas in aging: Housing, Transportation, Community Supports and Equity & Longevity. More information can be found 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.