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
Benjamin Banneker Playground Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10:00- 11:30 a.m.- Join us for an interactive workshop where you can help shape the new playground improvements at Benjamin Banneker Park! We will be meeting at the Lee Community and Senior Center, located at 5722 Lee Highway. Check out the Framework Plan and Design Guidelines report for additional background information.
Let’s Talk Transportation
Monday, Feb. 26 from 7:00- 9:00 p.m.- Join us for a conversation about transportation and planning, with local experts providing their perspective on the Arlington experience and managing the transportation needs of a growing area. Register for the event which will take place at the Navy League Building (2300 Wilson Blvd.).
Lubber Run Community Center Design
Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7:00 p.m.- We invite you to Barrett Elementary School to review the final Lubber Run building and park designs, along with other updates including status of the running track, Net-Zero, and traffic improvements. You will also have an opportunity to meet representatives from MCN Build, who will be constructing the project!
Capital Improvement Plan Feedback
Through Mar. 16- Arlington County Government and Arlington Public Schools are in the process of developing their 10-year Capital Improvement Plans (CIP) – and we need your help! Take 5 minutes to tell us what upgrades or improvements to County or School facilities and infrastructure are most important to you. From parks and community centers to transportation and water infrastructure, we want to know where you think the Arlington County should focus its resources.
Comment on the Four Mile Run
Valley Draft Policy Framework
Through 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
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 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). You can also see a complete schedule of County Board 2018 meetings. Learn more about how to sign up to speak at County Board meetings or submit your comments online!
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.