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
Feedback on FY 2019 Proposed Budget
Through Monday, Apr. 9 – Share your feedback on Arlington’s FY 2019 Proposed Budget. The proposal includes a combination of spending reductions and fee and tax increases to close a $20.5-million budget gap. We’ll share your feedback with the County Board as they review the proposal before adopting a final budget on April 21. Learn more.
Crystal City “Block Plan G” Open House
Wednesday, Mar. 21 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.- The County is collecting input on an exciting new design for open space in the heart of Crystal City. To weigh in on elements of the plan, join us at 241 18th St. 11th floor!
Public Hearing on Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2019 Budget
Thursday, Mar. 22 at 6:00 p.m.- Attend the upcoming School Board meeting to learn about and discuss the Superintendent’s proposed FY 2019 budget. The meeting will be held at the Education Center, School Board Meeting Room (1426 N. Quincy St.).
Comment on the Four Mile Run
Valley Draft Policy Framework
Through Friday, Mar. 26- Share your input on The Four Mile Run Valley Draft Policy Framework which suggests strategic interventions to the area based on its history and existing conditions.
County Board Public
FY19 Budget & Tax Rate(s) Hearings
Tuesday, Apr. 3 and Thursday, Apr. 5 (both at 7:00 p.m.)– The County Board will be meeting on April 3 to hear your thoughts on the FY19 proposed budget and again on April 5 to discuss tax rate(s). Both meetings will be held in the County Board Room of the Court House Plaza building (2100 Clarendon Blvd. rm. 307). Learn more about how to sign up to speak at an upcoming County Board Budget or Tax Hearing.
Feedback on the Rosslyn Street Enhancements
Through Friday, Apr. 6- The County wants your input on recent street enhancements in Rosslyn. Enhancements at three intersections along Fort Myer Drive test how vehicles, buses, bikes and pedestrians can better share the street space. Weigh in on how well the enhancements are working. Stay engaged! To learn about long-term changes proposed for Rosslyn’s streets, attend the County’s April 17 public meeting.
Share your feedback on the placement of reserved-space car-share parking stations. Suggest a location with the interactive map OR take a short survey to give your input on the potential on-street location network.
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
- 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.