Civic Federation meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month (September – June; except for November). Meetings begin at 7:30 pm at the Hazel Auditorium, Virginia Hospital Center. On nights of the Civic Federation meeting, the gates of the GOLD Parking lot, which is located under the 1635 Medical Offices, 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.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm
This month’s newsletter is available here [PDF, 919 KiB].

    • 7.30p Call to Order
    • 7.40p Arlington School Board Presentation
    • 8.30p Arlington Economic Development Commission Presentation
    • 8.45p Old Business
    • 8.50p New Business
    • 9.00p Adjourn


  • DRAFT Resolution on the Arlington County Retail Plan [PDF, 66 KiB]
  • Jill Griffin’s (DED) Presentation at the December 2014 ACCF Meeting [PDF, 4.51 MiB].


Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm

  • School Board
  • Economic Development Commission
  • Civic Federation Priorities

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm

  • Community Energy Plan
  • Budget and Schools Resolution
  • Election of Nominating Committee

Friday, April 17, 2015

  • Award Banquet

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm

  • State Delegation

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm

  • Election of officers


February 3, 2015

  • DRAFT Resolution on the Arlington County Retail Plan [PDF, 66 KiB]
  • Jill Griffin’s (DED) Presentation at the December 2014 ACCF Meeting [PDF, 4.51 MiB].


January 6, 2015

  • Lee Highway Re-Visioning Plan
    • Sandi Chesrown provided an update of the grassroots strategic partnership for re-visioning Lee Highway that is moving forward via 15 civic associations, including Waverly Hills, Arlington East Falls Church, John M. Langston, Glebewood, Yorktown, Tara Leeway, Leeway Overlee, Old Dominion, Donaldson Run, Cherrydale, Waycroft Woodlawn, Maywood, Rock Spring, North Highlands, and Lyon Village. The group is being assisted by Arlington County’s Planning Department and other County department staff.

December 2, 2014

Retail Plan Program

Jill Griffin (DED) and Deborah Albert (Zoning) presented the proposed Retail Plan and the proposed revisions to the current Zoning Ordinance. The presentation is available here [PDF, 4.51 MiB].


Public Land for Public Good

At the December meeting the membership considered a resolution on the County’s proposed “Public Land for Public Good”. Numerous committees were involved in this discussion. There were several presentations and and extended discussion at the November meeting which provide background for the December vote. Below is information from the November meeting as well as the resolution to be considered.


      • County Board Member Mary Hynes’ presentation at the November meeting [PDF, 375 KiB]
Revenues and Expenditures Committee
      • Comments Submitted to the Executive Committee (revised 7 October) [PDF, 291 KiB]


Housing Committee


Parks Committee


Public Services and Planning and Zoning
      • Jointly proposed resolution for consideration from the Public Services and Planning and Zoning Committees (revised 16 November) [PDF, 32 KiB]

October 7, 2014

September 2, 2014

Candidate Night Forum

The Arlington County Civic Federation Candidate Forum is now available either on-line or via cable TV.   Links are being forwarded via neighborhood listservs, the October edition of the Arlington County Civic Federation newsletter, and various news outlets.

A great big thank you for coming out on a nasty weather night!

Arlington County Civic Federation Candidates Forum; Sept 2, 2014 Part 1 of 2

County Board
Alan Howze (D)
John Vihstadt (I)

School Board
Barbara Kanninen
Audrey Clement
Nancy van Doren

Arlington County Civic Federation Candidates Forum; Sept 2, 2014 Part 2 of 2

Arlington County Treasurer
Carla de la Pava

U.S. Senate
Robert Sarvis (L)
Warner and Gillespie both declined

U.S. House of Representatives
Don Beyer (D)
Micah Edmond (R)
Gwendolyn Beck (I)
Gerry Blais (IG)
Jeffrey Carson (L)

Airing on Comcast 69 and Verizon/FIOS 38 via the Arlington Independent Media channel
Thursdays 6:30pm
Saturdays 2:30pm

June 3, 2014

Envision Courthouse – Hon. Walter Tejada

Elections – Executive Committee 2014- 2015

President  –  Mike McMenamin
Vice President  –  Stefanie Pryor
Treasurer  –  Peter Olivere
Secretary  –  Randy Swart
Executive Committee  – Terri Prell
Executive Committee  –  Kim Klingler
Executive Committee  –  Larry Mayer
Executive Committee  –  Suzanne Sundburg
Executive Committee  –  Jesse Boeding

Recycling Program – Erik Grabowsky, AC Solid Waste Bureau Chief

AC Solid Waste Bureau Chief – Presentation

Recycling Resolution, Revenue and Expenditure Committee:

The Revenues and Expenditures Committee presented a resolution opposing the new recycling program.
It was replaced with an Environmental Affairs committee resolution approving the program and asking for
a one year review.  Passed 27 to 18 with 8 abstentions

Recycling Resolution – Substitute Resolution 

ACCF-R&E-SS Draft-Solid Waste Collection Program

Long Bridge Park Resolution, Parks and Recreation Committee: Passed 45 to 9 with 3 abstentions

Long Bridge Park Resolution

New Business:

• The Parks and Recreation Committee presented a draft resolution recommending that the County
not site school, housing or other facilities in parks. It was referred to the Parks & Recreation,
Zoning & Land Use, Housing, Environmental Affairs and Schools committees for study. A motion to
suspend rules and take it up immediately failed by a vote of 13 to 28 with 9 abstentions.
• Kathryn Scruggs introduced a resolution to amend the Bylaws to provide that any member may
vote on behalf of each organization for which the member is listed as a delegate or alternate
(more than one vote). It was referred to the Bylaws Committee.

May 6, 2014


1.  Lubber Run Community Center Site Redevelopment

2.  Expanded Recycling Program

Resolution by Environmental Affairs Committee

Revenue & Expenditure Committee Inspector General report

Revenue & Expenditure Resolution:  New Solid Waste Collection Program:

Copied below is the resolution that was considered at the May membership meeting:

 Whereas, the FY2015 budget for solid waste collection proposes a new fee for collection of organic waste;
Whereas, adding the new fee would raise costs to residents to $307.04 per household per year, and approximately $1 million in the aggregate;
Whereas, Arlington County residents have already achieved a recycling level of 52%, exceeding both Virginia requirements and the Northern Virginia recycling rate;
Whereas the proposed new organic waste collection would minimally improve recycling levels while discouraging composting and leaving lawn clippings on the lawn;
Whereas, Arlington County already conducts three separate waste collections;
Whereas, the proposed new collection requires further separation of waste materials, plus use of a new collection container;
Therefore, be it resolved that:
1) The County drop implementation of the proposed new collection, or
2) The County should offer the program as a voluntary ‘opt-in’ program without penalty for those who choose to not participate.

Long Bridge Park resolution

State Legislative Delegation


Arlington County Internal Controls

April 4, 2014

Civic Federation Banquet


April 1, 2014

Budget; Residential Zoning; Election of Nominating Committee

Resolution Passed – Resolution to Cut the Real Estate Tax Rate


R&E Report on Tim Wise, ACTA, Resolution

Attachment # 1 – Avg Real Estate Tax Increases

March 4, 2014

Click below for links to meeting content for the March 4, 2014 meeting.

ACCF Candidates Forum Video

ACCF School Board Presentation

 On-Line Survey

If you haven’t done so already, please help us by filling out the survey passed out at the March 4th meeting.  To help us compile the results more easily, please consider filling out the survey on-line with the link above.