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
Share Your Thoughts on Parking in Arlington
Through Monday, July 16 – The County wants your input on parking in Arlington! On-street parking is a valuable community resource which must be managed for the greatest public benefit. Learn more about Arlington’s Residential Permit Parking (RPP) Review and complete this online comment form to share your feedback.
Evictions in Arlington Forum
Tuesday, July 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Join County staff and the Tenant Landlord Commission for a community forum on Evictions in Arlington County: What We Know, How We Respond, Looking Forward. Listen to local landlords and service providers as they share their perspectives on resources and gaps, opportunities and challenges when it comes to evictions in Arlington. The forum will be held at the Arlington County Department of Human Services (2100 Washington blvd) on the ground floor auditorium.
ACPD Community Outreach Team Meetings
Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m.- Arlington County Police Department’s Community Outreach team is kicking off quarterly community meetings this month! Join the North Outreach Team on Thursday, July 12 at the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center and/or the South Outreach Team on Wednesday, July 18 at Fairlington Community Center to discuss community issues, crime prevention tips, and resident concerns. Learn more.
Arlington Boathouse Environmental Assessment
Thursday, July 12 from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 30 – Share your feedback on the Arlington Boathouse Environmental Assessment with the National Park Service (NPS) and Arlington County through July 30. Before then, join the NPS for a community meeting on July 12 at Washington Lee High school (1301 N Stafford St.) to learn more about the project and provide comments in person.
Join Artist in Creating Community Sculpture
From June 19 through Sept. 5 – The Pike, but artist Donald Lipiski, is a sculpture planned for the western entrance to Arlington near Columbia Pike and South Jefferson Street. Lipiski will be studding the base of the sculpture with coins collected from the homelands of Arlingtonians. Help this effort by dropping off your coins at Arlington Mill Community Center, Columbia Pike Branch Library or the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center before Sept. 5!
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.