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
FY 2020 Budget Input
Provide your suggestions for addressing Arlington’s FY 2020 budget challenges. Share your thoughts on strategies, priorities, and what you services you value the most. Learn more about the budget.
Energize Arlington Workshop Series
October 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 6:30-8:30 – Add tools and resources to your leadership toolbox by signing up for any or all of the Energize Arlington workshops being held this fall! Join Arlington County staff and the Arlington Civic Federation for a different leadership workshop each Thursday this October. Learn more!
Town Hall Meeting on Medicaid Expansion
Friday, Oct. 26 from 2-4 p.m.- Join Del. Patrick Hope and special guest Dr. Jennifer Lee of the VA Department of Medical Assistance at the Stambaugh Human Services Center as they discuss Medicaid expansion beginning on January 1, 2019. Learn more!
County Seeks Applicants for Plan Lee Highway Community Forum
Through Wednesday, Oct. 31 – The County is accepting applications from interested candidates to serve as at-large representatives on the Plan Lee Highway Community Forum. The Community Forum will meet at regular milestones to provide feedback on items such as the proposed vision, objectives, and recommendations. Learn more and apply!
Affordable Housing Month Events
Throughout October- Join us for a series of free events through out Affordable Housing Month, including an affordable housing bus tour on Oct. 27 and the Alliance for Housing Solution’s Faith & Housing Roundtable called Engaging to Achieve Affordability on Oct. 28.
Public Forums on the Residential Permit Parking Program
Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 6-7:30 p.m.- We want to hear from you on what works and does not work with the Residential Permit Parking Program as it is today. The information we gather will help us and the County Board understand which program aspects need review and, perhaps, changes. Space is limited! Reserve your spot to one of the following forums: Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Key Elementary School and Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Aurora Hills Community Center.
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
- 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.