The Arlington County Civic Federation (“ACCF”) is a non-profit corporation which provides a forum for civic groups to discuss, debate, inform, advocate and provide oversight on important community issues, on a non-partisan basis. Its members include over ninety civic groups representing a broad cross-section of the community. Communications, resolutions and feedback are provided to the Arlington County Government on a regular basis.



General Membership meetings of the Arlington County Civic Federation (ACCF) are generally held at 7.00 pm on the THIRD TUESDAY of the month from September through June. ACCF does not hold general membership meetings in July or August. Meetings are held at the Hazel Auditorium, Virginia Hospital Center, ive. On nights of the Civic Federation meeting, the gates of the GOLD Parking lot, which is located under the 1635 Medical Offices off 16th Street North, will be open and there is no charge for parking. If you use another lot, you will have to pay the regular rate to exit.

In case of bad weather, ACCF follows Arlington Public Schools (APS) alert announcements. They review for both day and evening events. Our venue, the Virginia Hospital Center, remains open. However, we do not want our audience members and speakers to risk life, limb or bumper to make it to our meeting. Speakers would be rescheduled for future time.



Tue 8 Sept 2020 at 7.00 pm via Zoom


Tue 16 Jun 2020
  • County Board Special Election Candidate Forum and Questions
    • Bob Cambridge, Republican Party Nominee
    • Susan Cunningham, Independent Candidate
    • Takis Karantonis, Democratic Party Nominee
  • Dr Francisco Durán, APS Superintendent. Presentation [PDF, 1,8 MiB].
  • Awards
  • Officer Elections for FY2021
    • Allan Gajadhar, President
    • Tina Worden, Vice-President
    • Allen Norton, Secretary
    • Burt Bostwick, Treasurer
    • Michael Cantwell, Board Member, at-Large
    • Eric Cassel, Board Member, at-Large
    • Mike McMenamin, Board Member, at-Large
    • Stacy Meyer, Board Member, at-Large
    • John Vihstadt, Board Member, at-Large
  • Old Business: Minutes Approval, New Business: Public Services Committee Chair, Stormwater Management
  • Video footage of the 16 Jun 2020 meeting is available here.
  • An audio-only file of the 16 Jun 2020 meeting is available here.

    All General Meeting topics are tentative until moved to the ‘NEXT MEETING’ section.

    July 2020
    • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Sunday 19 July 2020, 6p, via Zoom
    August 2020
    • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Sunday 23 August 2020, 6p, via Zoom
    September 2020
    • NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: Thursday 27 August 2020
    • GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday 8 September 2020, 7p, via Zoom
    • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Sunday 20 September 2020, 6p, Arlington Firehouse #2, 4805 Wilson Blvd or via Zoom


    Information on meetings in prior years may be found in the Meeting Archive.

    Tue 19 May 2020
    Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Tue 17 Mar 2020
    • Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic.
    Tue 18 Febr 2020
    • Arlington School Board
    • Public Services Committee Panel on Youth Mental Health
    • FINAL video footage of the 18 Febr 2020 meeting is available here.
    Thu 2 Jan 2020
    Tue 17 Dec 2019
    Tue 19 Nov 2019
    • Virginia General Assembly Elected Senators and Delegates
    • Arlington Public Schools: Elementary Redistricting 2020
    • Public Services Committee Resolution on Flood Mitigation and Stormwater Management ADOPTED resolution [PDF, 147 KiB].
    • Video footage of the 19 Nov 2019 meeting is available here.
    Tue 15 Oct 2019
    • Community Energy Plan; Rich Dooley, Community Energy Coordinator, Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE) [20 min]
    • Multi-Family Housing Zoning [90 min]
    • Video footage of the 15 Oct 2019 meeting is available here.
    Tue 3 Sept 2019
    • Candidates’ Forum: Arlington County Board; Virginia Senate, 32d District; Virginia House of Delegates, 49th District.
    • Video footage of the 3 Sept 2019 meeting is available here.


    The Arlington County Civic Federation does not endorse and is not responsible for content, opinion or information contained in any announcements or linked websites.