What was PLACE?
PLACE was a County government initiative launched in 2012 by then County Board Chair Mary Hynes. The initiative focused on updating the “Arlington Way” by expanding the ways in which our residents engage with each other and our government to enrich Arlington.
Go to our Engage Arlington webpage and learn how you can get involved — now.
Our County government is living this initiative today, having embraced its concepts and put them into action since 2012. One of the PLACE recommendations was to build the civic engagement capability within our organization, and we are doing this with our Office of Communications & Public Engagement.
What were the goals?
- Reinvigorate the Arlington Way in key government decisions
- Strengthen participation, leaders and civic engagement and link them together
- Refine existing processes to ensure local leaders have more success in their interactions with County government.
- View the December 2012 report, detailing accomplishments and future plans.