General Membership meetings of the Arlington County Civic Federation (ACCF) are held on the first Tuesday of the month from September thorough June. ACCF does not hold general membership meetings in July or August.  Beginning in September 2016, our general membership meeting start time will move to 7.00 pm.  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.


GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7.00p

  • 7.00p Call to Order
  • 7.10p Flood Plains and Stormwater; presentations by Department of Environmental Services, Office of Sustainability and Environmental Management:
    • Floodplains: Elizabeth L. Thurber, P.E., Stormwater Infrastructure
    • Resource Protection Areas: Christin Jolicoeur, Watershed Planner
    • Stormwater Management: Aileen Winquist, Watershed Outreach Program Manager
  • 8.10p Real Estate Tax Relief
  • 8.40p Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Updates
  • 8.50p Unfinished Business and Announcements
  • 9.00p Adjourn

The February 2017 Civic Voice is available here [PDF, 972 KiB].



January 2017
  • SPECIAL SATURDAY MEETING: Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 3p:  Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Committee Accessory Dwellings (AD).  Contact martha@civfed.org for meeting location.
February 2017
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 6.30p
  • NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: Thursday, January 26, 2017
March 2017
  • GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7p: P&Z Resolution Vote
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 6.30p
  • NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: Thursday, February 23, 2017
April 2017
  • GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7p: Nominating Committee Election
  • ANNUAL BANQUET: Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Holiday Inn/Rosslyn
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 6.30p
  • NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: Thursday, March 23, 2017
May 2017
  • GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7p: Legislative Panel (Tentative)
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 6.30p
  • NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: Thursday, April 20, 2017
June 2017
  • GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 7p: ACCF Elections
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 6.30p
  • FISCAL YEAR CLOSEOUT/OFFICER TRANSITION: Friday/Saturday, June 30/July 1, 2017
  • NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: Thursday, May 25, 2017


3 January 2017
  • Meeting with the Arlington County Board
  • Video Link Pending
    Thank you to Arlington County Career Center students Christian Porter,  Alex Pageotte, Flor Cáceres-Godoy and Rudy Henriquez for filming and editing. Thank you to Tom O’Day, student advisor and producer.
6 December 2016
  • Presentation by Arlington Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Murphy [PDF, 1.5 MiB]
  • Presentation by Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz
  • Short-Term Rentals Survey Results [PDF, 1.1 MiB]
  • 6 Dec 2016 ACCF Meeting Video
    Thank you to Arlington County Career Center students Christian Porter and Alex Pageotte for filming and Flor Cáceres-Godoy for editing. Thank you to Tom O’Day, student advisor and producer.
1 November 2016
4 October 2016
6 September 2016
  • Candidates’ Forum: Arlington School Board Candidates
  • Candidates’ Forum: Virginia 8th District Congressional Candidates
  • 6 Sept 2016 ACCF Meeting Video
    Thank you to Arlington Independent Media including Michael Shea, producer; Kimberly Phillip, director and Antonio Villaronga, camera operator. The event can also be seen on Comcast channel 69 and Verizon channel 38, or streaming on the AIM website.
23 August 2016

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