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WHO WE ARE

The Arlington County Civic Federation (“ACCF”) is a not-for-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.

NOMINATIONS for FY2025 (1 Jul 2024 – 30 Jun 2025) ACCF OFFICERS and DIRECTORS

UPDATE 9 JUNE 2024. Online Nominations are now CLOSED.
The full list of nominees received, including candidate biographical submissions, is available here [PDF, 379 KiB] and on the Nominating Committee webpage.


NOMINATIONS WILL ALSO BE ACCEPTED FROM THE FLOOR at the Annual Meeting during the annual Election of Officers and Directors. The FY2025 Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday 11 June 2024.

Follow the progress of the Nominating Committee here.

GENERAL INFORMATION

General Membership meetings of the Arlington County Civic Federation (ACCF) are generally held at 7.00 pm on the SECOND TUESDAY of the month from September through June. ACCF does not hold general membership meetings in July or August. From May 2022, General Membership meetings have been conducted in a hybrid format, both in-person at the Virginia Hospital Center and via Zoom.

NEXT GENERAL MEETING
Tue 11 Jun 2024 at 7.00 pm. Annual Meeting, Committee Reports, Election of Officers and Directors for FY2025

HYBRID via Zoom and in-person at the John T Hazel, MD Conference Center, Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N George Mason Drive.

On Tuesday 11 June 2024, the ACCF will conduct a Membership Meeting, both in-person, and virtually using Zoom, a videoconferencing platform. Delegates, Alternate Delegates, others associated with member organizations, and the public are invited to attend.

Advance registration for the online meeting is required and must be completed by noon EDT on Monday 10 June 2024. To register in advance for this meeting, click here.

A confirmation email will be sent with unique meeting log-in/phone-in details. We strongly encourage early check-in, which starts at 6 pm. To expedite the check-in process, please use your first and last name as your profile name; this will help our team identify participants and ensure delegates receive their electronic ballots. If you are not familiar with Zoom, here is a link to information and instructions on how to register and participate the Membership Meeting. No registrations will be accepted after the deadline. The Secretary must be notified of voting member substitutions by noon EDT on Sunday 9 June 2024. Please note that this date will be strictly adhered to in order to be able to validate eligible votes during the meeting.

Again, you MUST pre-register for the Zoom virtual meeting no later than noon EDT, Monday 10 June 2024.

AGENDA

  • 7.00 – 7.05 pm Pledge of Allegiance, Opening Remarks, Approve May 2024 [PDF, 302 KiB] minutes.
  • 7.05 – 8.00 pm Leadership and Committee Reports to the Membership
  • 8.00 – 8.30 pm Election of FY2025 Board of Directors and Officers
  • 8.30 – 9.00 pm A Look Ahead and Member Open Comment Period
  • 9.00 pm Adjourn

The latest Civic Voice is available here [PDF, 608 KiB].
Please see above for Zoom registration for Delegates and Alternates.
For the general public, CivFed meetings are livestreamed on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ArlCivFed.

NOTE TO THOSE ATTENDING IN-PERSON: NEW SECURITY PROCEDURES IN PLACE AS OF FEBRUARY 2024

VHC Parking Map

Meetings are held at the John T Hazel, MD Conference Center, Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 North George Mason Drive. Please park in the Zone C (GREEN) Garage and follow the directions below.

To access the GREEN (‘C’) Parking Garage, bear left when entering the hospital campus via entrance #1 off North George Mason Drive. Please bring the ticket you receive when you enter the garage with you to the meeting; we will distribute stickers to apply to your tickets to allow you to exit without charge.

TO ACCESS THE CONFERENCE CENTER AFTER PARKING

From the GREEN (‘C’) Parking Garage, walk across to the Oncology entrance and gain admittance until 8 pm. After the meeting, you MUST EXIT via the Women and Infant lobby.

ENTER (until 8 pm): Zone C Ground floor Oncology entrance (only open until 8 pm, Monday-Friday)

  • Sign into the visitor kiosks (need driver’s license each time)
  • Get visitor sticker and wear at all times when inside the hospital
  • Take a right at the double doors by the visitor kiosks
  • Take a right at the single door
  • Go to elevators and take to lobby floor
  • Exit elevators and go left to hall directly behind welcome desk in lobby
  • Take a left at the single door and continue down the hall toward a set of double doors
  • Go through double doors and go right
  • Conference center auditorium is directly ahead

ENTER or EXIT (24/7): Zone C first floor Women and Infant lobby entrance (please use this entrance to exit after 8 pm, open 24/7)

  • Sign into the visitor kiosks (need driver’s license each time)
  • Get visitor sticker and wear at all times when inside the hospital
  • Walk to hall directly behind the welcome desk in the lobby
  • Take a left at the single door and continue down the hall toward a set of double doors
  • Go through double doors and go right
  • Conference center auditorium is directly ahead

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MOST RECENT MEETING
Tue 14 May 2024
  • Approved April 2024 [PDF, 294 KiB] minutes.
  • Arlington County Board Candidates’ Forum
  • Adjourn
  • Video footage of the 14 May 2024 meeting is available here.
  • An audio-only file of the 14 May 2024 meeting is available here.

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FUTURE MEETINGS and EVENTS

All General Meeting topics are tentative until moved to the ‘NEXT MEETING’ section.
For details on scheduled Committee meetings, please visit the respective Committee Page.

June 2024
  • DEADLINE FOR JUNE NEWSLETTER: Monday 27 May 2024
  • GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday 11 June 2024, 7p, via Zoom and at Hazel Auditorium, VHC
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: Sunday 23 June 2024, 4p, Location TBD
NO GENERAL MEETINGS IN JULY AND AUGUST
September 2024
  • DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER: Monday 19 August 2024
  • GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday 3 September 2024, 7p, via Zoom and at Hazel Auditorium, VHC. Candidates’ Night
October 2024
  • DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER: Monday 23 September 2024
  • GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday 8 October 2024, 7p, via Zoom and at Hazel Auditorium, VHC.
November 2024
  • DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER: Monday 28 October 2024
  • GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday 12 November 2024, 7p, via Zoom and at Hazel Auditorium, VHC.
December 2024
  • DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER: Monday 25 November 2024
  • GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday 10 December 2024, 7p, via Zoom and at Hazel Auditorium, VHC.

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PAST MEETINGS and EVENTS

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

Tue 9 Apr 2024
  • Approved March 2024 [PDF, 238 KiB] minutes.
  • Arlington Wellbeing: Equity in Arlington Health and Access to Green Space
    • ‘The “Body” Arlington: Population Health, Well-Being, and Equity’, Reuben K Varghese, MD, MPH; Director, Arlington County Public Health [PDF, 1,4 MiB]
    • ‘Arlington Well-Being: Equity in Health’, Lesley E Daigle, CEO, Arlington Free Clinic [PDF, 1,1 MiB]
    • ‘Equity in Arlington County Open Public Spaces’, Jon Huntley, et al [PDF, 696 KiB]
    • ‘Biophilic Arlington and Equitable Access to Nature’, Caroline Haynes [PDF, 29,0 MiB]
  • Adjourn
  • Video footage of the 9 Apr 2024 meeting is available here.
  • An audio-only file of the 9 Apr 2024 meeting is available here.
Tue 13 Mar 2024
Tue 13 Febr 2024
  • Approved December 2023 [PDF, 168 KiB] and January 2024 [PDF, 159 KiB] minutes.
  • Q&A and Discussion with Arlington Public Schools Superintendent Dr Francisco Durán and Arlington School Board members Cristina Diaz-Torres, David Priddy, Bethany Zecher Sutton, and Miranda Turner
  • Appointment of Awards Committee
  • Adjourn
  • Video footage of the 13 Febr 2024 meeting is available here.
  • An audio-only file of the 13 Febr 2024 meeting is available here.
Tue 2 Jan 2024
  • Joint Meeting of CivFed and Arlington County Board
  • Vote on Legislation Committee Resolution on CivFed 2024 Virginia Legislative Priorities [PDF, 160 KiB; Approved 43 / 2 / 1]
  • Vote on Motion to Admit New Member Org, The Arlington Artists Alliance [Approved 47 / 0 / 1]
  • Adjourn
  • Video footage of the 2 Jan 2024 meeting is available here.
  • An audio-only file of the 2 Jan 2024 meeting is available here.
Tue 12 Dec 2023
  • Approve November [PDF, 283 KiB] General Meeting Minutes.
  • Brief presentation by Scott McCaffrey on Gazette-Leader Cup
  • Introduce Legislation Committee Resolution on CivFed 2024 Virginia Legislative Priorities
  • Meeting with Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz
  • Brief presentation by Virginia Hospital Center board of directors
  • Vote on new member org, The Arlington Chorale
  • Adjourn
  • Video footage of the 12 Dec 2023 meeting is available here.
  • An audio-only file of the 12 Dec 2023 meeting is available here.
Tue 14 Nov 2023
Tue 10 Oct 2023
Tue 5 Sept 2023
  • Approve June [PDF, 330 KiB] General Meeting Minutes.
  • Candidates’ Fora
    • ROUND 1. Virginia House of Delegates, 3rd District
      • Alfonso Lopez [D, inc]
      • Mike Webb [I]
    • ROUND 2. Virginia Senate, 39th District
      • Adam Ebbin [D, inc]
      • Sophia Moshasha [R]
    • ROUND 3. Virginia Senate, 40th District
      • Barbara Favola [D, inc]
      • David Henshaw [R]
    • ROUND 4. Arlington County Board
      • Audrey Clement [I]
      • Maureen Coffey [D]
      • Susan Cunningham [D]
      • Juan Carlos Fierro [R]
  • National Preparedness Month Remarks
  • Vote to Approve New Member Application from African American Leadership Council of Arlington (AALCA); approved by general assent.
  • Video footage of the 5 Sept 2023 meeting is available here.
  • An audio-only file of the 5 Sept 2023 meeting is available here.

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