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
Jeannie Dean Park Plans
Tuesday, July 16 from 6-8:30 p.m.- Come see how the Jennie Dean Park plans are progressing based on your feedback in April! See the updated design along with new information on the picnic shelters, public art and what is being discussed with Green Valley Civic Association for historic interpretation. Let us know your thoughts! Come by on Tues., July 16, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, Campbell Room. Can’t make it? The design will be posted online July 13.
Gulf Branch Stream Restoration Public Meeting
Wednesday, July 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.- Join us for the first public meeting on the Gulf Branch Stream Restoration project. Learn about existing conditions, benefits of restoration, and feedback opportunities throughout the design process. Can’t make it? Submit your feedback online through the summer!
Ballston-Cherrydale Multimodal Safety Improvements
Through Wednesday, July 17-At an open house on July 9, staff presented the revised restriping plans for North Quincy Street. Review the preferred concept, under Public Process, and submit feedback using our online form.
Fire Station No. 8 Feedback
Through Friday, July 19- Share your thoughts on proposed opportunities for preserving the history and honoring the legacy of Fire Station No. 8. View community meeting materials from the June 12 session and learn more about the project.
Register for National Night Out
Through Tuesday, July 23- National Night Out, the annual community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships is happening on August 6! Make sure to register your neighborhood activity by Tuesday, July 23 so ACPD officers can celebrate your community with you!
Harris Teeter Public Space Draft Design
Tuesday, July 23 from 5-6:30 p.m.- Come see the draft design concepts for the public space 600 N Glebe Rd. location. This open house will be held at the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center (2100 Clarendon Blvd.) in the Cherry and Dogwood conference rooms on the lobby level.
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 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.