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
Housing Arlington Virtual Community Conversation Series
Oct. & Nov. dates- Join us on Facebook Live for a virtual session where a cross-disciplinary panel will host an interactive dialogue about the intersection between housing and economics, the environment, and equity. Participate in real time on:
- WATCH: Housing & Economics| Oct. 21
- WATCH: Housing & the Environment | Oct. 28
- Housing & Equity | Nov. 12, 6:30 pm
Community Meeting: Updates to the Columbia Pike Library
Community Forum: Shirlington Land Use Planning Study
Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 7-9 p.m.- Join us Nov. 20, 7-9 p.m. at the WETA building, to learn more and share your thoughts on potential changes to the building density and height guidance for the Village at Shirlington. Spanish language translation will be available.
Jennie Dean Park Renovation Final Design
Thursday, Nov. 21 from 6:30-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. – Come see the final design for the Jeannie Dean Park renovation project and provide us with any last thoughts. The design is based on community input and feedback. Come by on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Charles Drew Community Center or Saturday, Nov. 23 at Shirlington Branch Library. Children are welcome and the final design will be posted on the project page with space for your comments.
Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center Community Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. – Share your thoughts as Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, and the City of Falls Church examine the future of the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center. This meeting will be at Central Library. Learn more about the study and details about the meeting.
Plan Lee Highway Existing Conditions Survey
You Play Pickleball? Tell Us More!
Through Wednesday, Jan. 1- Pickleball is the fastest growing racquet sport in the US and has a strong following in Arlington. As part of our goals within the recently updated Public Spaces Master Plan we’d like to ensure we align our levels of service with community interest. You Play Pickleball? Tell us more! Please share a bit of info about your pickleball preferences by January 1 so we can better plan for the future.
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.