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.

GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm

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.

The preliminary agenda for the evening is as follows:

  • County Board


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Sunday, March 6, 2016

GENERAL MEETING:Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm

  • Election of Nominating Committee
ANNUAL BANQUET / 100th ANNIVERSARY: Friday, April 8, 2016
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Sunday, April 10, 2016

GENERAL MEETING:Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm

  • TBD
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Sunday, May 15, 2016

GENERAL MEETING:Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm

  • Election of Officers for FY2017
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Sunday, June 12, 2016


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

An overview of the evening is available here [PDF, 170 KiB].
The presentation from Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee Chair Sarah McKinley is available here [PDF, 3.0 MiB].
The presentation from the ACCF Parks and Recreation Committee is available here [PDF, 517 KiB].

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The agenda included APS (Arlington Public Schools) Superintendent Dr Patrick Murphy, the Community Facilities Overview, and ACCF committee panel highlights for the Facilities Study.

Dr Murphy’s presentation is available here [PDF, 3.9 MiB].

A video of the meeting is available here:

Thank you to Arlington County Career Center (ACCF) students Sidney Davis and Kyam Muaninudeen for filming, with editing by Flor Cáceres and Alex Pageotte. Oversight provided by advisor Tom O’Day.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Our guest was Acting County Manager Mark Schwartz. His presentation may be viewed here [PDF, 96 KiB].

The second part of the program was a panel discussion concerning the historical designation of Strafford School as part of the consideration of the School Committee’s Resolution. The panel consisted of Michael Beer, Schools Committee Chair; Susan Cunningham, School Board Building Level Planning Committee (BLPC) Chair for the Stratford Project; Chris Forinash, Chair, Planning Commission and Public Facilities Review Committee (PFRC) Planning Commission Representative; Eric Dobson, one of four signatories for the letter requesting local historic designation to Historic Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB); and Joan Lawrence, Chair of the Historic Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB).

Refer to the Schools Committee page for additional links on Stratford, including the Resolution which was ultimately withdrawn.

A video of the meeting is available here:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The November meeting explored how the Open Data movement can be used in municipal government settings to distribute timely data to empower citizens and improve strategic planning. We also voted on a resolution amending the By-Laws regarding payment of dues. Videos of the meeting recorded by Arlington County Public Schools Career Center students is available here:

Highlights of the meeting presentations my be found on the new Open Data Initiative page.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The second of two meetings devoted to hearing from candidates running for local elected offices in the November election. The October program featured candidates in UNCONTESTED races. We heard from candidates for the following offices::

  • Virginia State Senator
  • Virginia House of Delegates
  • Clerk of Circuit Court, Commonwealth’s Attorney and Sheriff
  • Commissioner of the Revenue and Treasurer

We also reviewed a bylaws amendment and a Schools’ Committee resolution [PDF, 43 KiB] opposing the historic designation of Stratford introduced as part of new business.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The first of two meetings devoted to hearing from candidates running for local elected offices in the November election. The September program featured candidates in CONTESTED races.  We heard from candidates for the following offices:

  • Virginia Senate, 30th District
  • Virginia Senate, 31st District
  • Virginia House of Delegates, 47th District
  • Arlington School Board
  • Arlington County Board
  • A video of the the meeting produced by Arlington Independent Media (AIM) may be found here.


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