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
CALL TO ACTION: A Virtual Conversation on the 2020 Census & the Challenge of Building a Complete Count
Please join members of the Arlington Complete Count Committee and 2020 Census Partners for this time-sensitive conversation to discuss recent changes to the Census timeline, understand potential impacts for Arlington residents, and explore strategies to ensure that we have a complete count in Arlington and the region. This event will be online on Monday, August 10 at 6:30 pm. Register here.
Applications Open for Neighborhood College
Applications will be open soon for Neighborhood College, a free civic leadership development program for Arlingtonians who want to be more effective community activists, leaders, and volunteers. Participants learn about Arlington County government and practice core communication and influencing skills. This session will be conducted virtually, and Spanish interpretation will be provided as needed. Learn more and apply between August 3 and August 28.
Airplane Noise Virtual Community Conversation & AIrcraft Noise Mitigation Study Kickoff Meeting
Monday, August 17: Arlington County & Montgomery County invite you to engage with the AIrcraft Noise Mitigation Study team consultants and staff, local elected officials working to bring relief to impacted communities, and more. The study team wants to hear from you! Conversation will take place live on the Arlington County Facebook page on Monday, August 17th at 6:30 PM. Additional materials and information coming soon!
Become a Community Partner in the Upcoming Missing Middle Housing Study
The County is enlisting a network of community partners to facilitate broader participation in the upcoming Missing Middle Housing Study. Partners and their various experience will expand the study’s reach, diversify participating perspectives, and contribute to achieving the study’s goals. Any individual or community group/organization with an interest in spreading Missing Middle Housing Study information with their networks should apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Learn more here.
Return to Commuting Survey
Metro is getting ready to restore more bus and rail service as the region gradually reopens and more employees return to Metro for their travel needs. In order to provide the best possible service, WMATA needs some information about how your commuting patterns might change if you’ve been working remotely. Share your input here.
Summary of Vision Zero Community Feedback
In January 2020, Arlington County began the process of creating a Vision Zero Action plan. To better understand our Community’s goals and priorities when it comes to safe transportation investments, the Vision Zero project team asked Arlingtonians to provide feedback on a set of draft goals for the Vision Zero Action plan online, at an open house held on January 28, and in a series of pop-up events across the county.
We received over 6,500 individual comments from more than 660 residents, and used this qualitative and quantitative feedback and analysis to refine the goals for the Action Plan and identify key priorities for future transportation safety efforts. The results of this effort can be found in the Phase 1 Engagement Summary.
Join us for our bi-weekly Friday Facebook Live Townhalls where County experts and board members will be available to discuss your questions and concerns related to COVID-19. Visit our County Facebook page for more info.
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
- Food, Financial and Medical Assistance
- 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.