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
Permit Arlington Open Houses
Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Wednesday, Sept. 18- Attend an open house at the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center to learn about Permit Arlington, the County’s new online permitting system for land development activities. Get a feel for how the system works, get answers to your questions, and provide us with feedback. Drop in anytime on Tuesday, Sept. 17 between 3-8 p.m. and on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The launch of Permit Arlington will result in more than 30 permit types moving paper to online processing on Sept. 9, 2019. Learn more.
Fire Station No. 8 Replacement Project
Wednesday, Sept. 18- Join us for a joint session with the Public Facilities Review Committee to see design concepts and share your feedback with the team. This meeting will be at Langston-Brown Community center, Multi-purpose room. Learn more about the project.
Harris Teeter Consolidated Design
Monday, Sept. 23 from 6-7:30 p.m.- Share your thoughts at an open house on the public space design for the public space at Harris Teeter on N. Glebe Rd. Meet us in the Arlington Room at the Medstar Capitals Iceplex. Learn more about the project.
Coffee with a Cop
Monday, October 2 from 10-1 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.- Come out to one of four opportunities to meet your local police department. Ask questions, voice concerns, and meet your neighbors. Find details for the four events happening across the County!
Park Shirlington Community Meeting
Monday, October 2 from 6:30-9 p.m.- Join us as we kick-off the review process for an anticipated Park Shirlington site plan and share your feedback. This community meeting will take place at the Trades Center Parks Operations Building (2700 S Taylor St, 2nd floor conference room). RSVP and share the event flyer!
Priorities for Arts and Culture Conversation
Monday, Oct. 7 from 7-9 p.m.- Join the Arlington Arts Commission at Theater on the Run (3700 S Four Mile Run Dr) to discuss priorities for implementing the Enriching Lives: Arlington Arts and Culture Strategy. Please RSVP here.
Elder Care Zoning Update
Monday, Oct. 7 from 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.- Learn more about Arlington’s efforts to update and modernize its zoning regulations for elder care housing and provide your feedback. Can’t attend? Take a few minutes to complete our survey before it closes Oct. 15, 2019.
Housing Month Events
Arlington is proud to celebrate Housing Month in October 2019. Join us for a series of free events open to the public, including a bus tour and the Live in Arlington Info Fair.
Plan Lee Highway Community Forum
Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m- Join us at Washington-Liberty High School (1301 N. Stafford St.) to give feedback, ask questions, and test several activities as the Plan Lee Highway Community Forum and Working Group presents an overview of the Existing Conditions Analysis report. Learn More.
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.