General Membership meetings of the Arlington County Civic Federation (ACCF) are generally held at 7.00 pm on the first Tuesday of the month from September thorough 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, 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 13 Nov 2018

GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7.00p (light refreshments at 6.30p).


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

November 2018
  • NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: Thursday, November 1, 2017
  • GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7.00p
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 6.30p, Firehouse 2
December 2018
  • NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: Thursday, November 22, 2017
  • GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7.00p
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 6.30p, Firehouse 2


2 Oct 2018

    • Meeting Slides [PDF, 428 KiB]
    • Video footage of the October 2018 meeting is available here.
    Meeting Content:

    • Panel on County Bond Referendums
      • John Touhy, Former Assistant Treasurer for Arlington County
      • Katie Cristol, Arlington County Board Chair, on the $74.57M transportation bond referendum;
      • Lida Anestidou, 2018 Support the School Bond Committee co-chair, on the $103M public schools bond referendum;
      • Peter Rousselot, ArlingtonNOW columnist, on the $37.015M community infrastructure bond referendum; and
      • Bill Ross, Arlington Parks and Recreation Commission chair, on the $29.330M parks and recreation bond referendum.
      • Materials:
    • Parks Committee Draft Resolution on the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond Referendum [PDF, 406 KiB]
    • Open Mic
    4 Sept 2018

      • Meeting Slides [PDF, 504 KiB]
      • Treasurer’s Report [PDF, 175 KiB]
      • Video footage of the September 2018 meeting is available here. Please note this is RAW, UNEDITED footage and as such may lack visual or aural clarity in spots. It will be replaced with the edited version when available.
      Meeting Content:

      • Strategic Planning Process
      • Introduction of Open Mic
      • Candidates’ Forum
        • U.S. House of Representatives 8th District
          • Donald Beyer [D] (Incumbent)
          • Thomas S. Oh [R]
        • Arlington County Board (Additional questions [PDF, 150 KiB])
          • Matthew D. Ferranti [D]
          • John Vihstadt [I] (Incumbent)
        • Arlington School Board
          • Audrey Clement
          • Barbara Kanninen (Incumbent)
      • Legislation Committee Virginia Forfeiture Resolution [Draft; PDF, 67 KiB].
      • Open Mic

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


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