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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.

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 are conducted in a hybrid format, both in-person at the Virginia Hospital Center and via Zoom.

NEXT GENERAL MEETING
Tue 12 Mar 2024 at 7.00 pm

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

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 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.

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FUTURE MEETINGS and EVENTS

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

February 2024
  • ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING: Thursday 15 February 2024
  • HOUSING COMMITTEE MEETING: Thursday 15 February 2024, 6.30p
  • PLANNING & ZONING COMMITTEE MEETING: Tuesday 20 February 2024, 7p
  • ARTS & CULTURE COMMITTEE MEETING: Tuesday 20 February 2024
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: Wednesday 21 February 2024, 6.30p, via Zoom and at Arlington Mill Community Center, Room 527B
  • GREEN VALLEY HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Saturday 24 February 2024
  • COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING: Sunday 25 February 2024, 10a
  • ACCF TOWN HALL ON DEER MANAGEMENT: Tuesday 27 February 2024
March 2024
  • DEADLINE FOR MARCH NEWSLETTER: Monday 26 February 2024
  • GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday 12 March 2024, 7p, via Zoom and at Hazel Auditorium, VHC
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: Sunday 17 March 2024, 4p, Location TBD
April 2024
  • DEADLINE FOR APRIL NEWSLETTER: Monday 25 March 2024
  • GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday 9 April 2024, 7p, via Zoom and at Hazel Auditorium, VHC
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: Sunday 14 April 2024, 4p, Location TBD
May 2024
  • DEADLINE FOR MAY NEWSLETTER: Monday 29 April 2024
  • GENERAL MEETING: Tuesday 14 May 2024, 7p, via Zoom and at Hazel Auditorium, VHC
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: Sunday 19 May 2024, 4p, Location TBD
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

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PAST MEETINGS and EVENTS

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

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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