It’s Arlington Restaurant Week

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our first restaurant week event specifically for the vibrant and diverse restaurant scene in Arlington County. Support your community and join your fellow Arlingtonians in trying out some of the best food the area has to offer.

Arlington Restaurant Week runs differently from your average restaurant week in that we are open to ALL restaurants from fast-casual to fine dining – giving you the chance to try a diverse assortment of cuisine!

Do You Qualify for the Arlington Real Estate Tax Relief Program?

The Real Estate Tax Relief Program provides an exemption and/or deferral of real estate taxes for qualified Arlington homeowners age 65 and older and certain totally and permanently disabled homeowners who have title to the property and meet income, asset and all eligibility requirements.

Applications for the 2019 program are now available. Visit the Arlington County Website to see if you qualify and download the application.

The final deadline for applications is November 15, 2019.

Nominations for Officers of the Crystal City Civic Association (CCCA) Are Now Open

Nominations (including self-nominations) are now open for the following four CCCA officer positions

  • President:  Preside at all meetings and represent the CCCA to the County, developers, and other entities
  • Meeting Secretary:  Meeting minutes-taker and keeper of non-financial records
  • Communications Director:  Lead officer on the communications program, which includes maintenance of the association’s website, producing a periodic newsletter, and otherwise interacting on behalf of the CCCA
  • Membership Liaison:  Lead officer in recruiting new members and facilitating the CCCA activities of current members, ensuring they receive needed information and support

All members whose dues are paid are eligible to be candidates and to vote in the election at the CCCA Annual General Meeting on the evening of November 13, 2019. Terms for each position are two years.  

All nominations must be received by October 29, when nominations will be closed.   

To nominate yourself or someone else for one of these offices, please submit general contact information for the nominee (name, address, phone number, email address, short bio, photo, and a brief written statement supporting the candidacy) to the Election Committee, specifying which office the nomination is for.  In addition, if you are nominating someone else, please provide your contact information. Send all materials to [email protected].

Should there be more than one nomination for a position, eligible nominees who are willing to serve in those positions will have an opportunity to present an oral statement supporting their candidacy before the election at the Annual General Meeting.

More detail on the officer positions and operations of the CCCA is available from the Election Committee at [email protected], whose members would be glad to provide additional information and answers to any questions of interested civic association members. 

More Locations for Arlington Glass Recycling

Arlington residents have three more drop-off sites for recycling used glass jars and bottles.  

Customized purple-and-green bins now stand ready at: 

  • Aurora Hills Community Center/Branch Library, 735 18th St. S. 
  • Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 N. Military Rd. 
  • Lee Community Center, 5722 Lee Highway.  

The County debuted its first glass-only collection bins in April at Quincy Park (Washington Boulevard and North Quincy Street) and the Trades Center (2700 S. Taylor St.) after an official County Board response to the plunge in the number of processing operations and global markets for used glass.   

Housing Arlington: Community Conversation Series

Join us on Facebook Live for three virtual dialogues about the intersection of housing with other community-wide issues: economics, the environment, and equity.

Participate online in real time — ask the panel your questions and share your reactions to the discussion.

Have a question you’d like the panel to consider ahead of time? Let us know! [email protected]

Housing & ECONOMICS

Monday, October 21  |  6:30PM
Join the dialogue online!

  • How do the economics of development intersect with housing?
  • What resources and tools are used by the County to address housing affordability?
  • As a community, should we do more? What happens if we do nothing?

Panelists: to be announced soon!

Housing & the ENVIRONMENT

Monday, October 28  |  6:30PM
Join the dialogue online!

  • How do environmental issues intersect with housing?
  • How are the impacts of housing considered, such as tree canopy, stormwater, climate change, and traffic?
  • How are other cities and counties approaching these issues?

Panelists: to be announced soon!

Housing & EQUITY

Tuesday, November 12  |  6:30PM
Join the dialogue online!

  • What is “equity”? What does it mean for housing?
  • Are Arlington neighborhoods equitable?
  • How does the County approach social issues in housing policy?

Panelists: to be announced soon!

Census Jobs – Earn Money While Helping the Community

Arlington Employment Center Assisting Census Bureau in Recruiting Temporary Workers

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting temporary employees for the 2020 Census. The jobs offer weekly pay, competitive pay rates, flexible hours, and paid training.  

The Arlington Employment Center, part of the American Job Center network and a Arlington 2020 Census Partner, is holding monthly Census job recruiting events through December. 

  • The next recruiting event is Wed., Oct. 23. There are two sessions: 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon 
  • Register to attend  
  • Attendees will be able to complete the online application and assessments on site  

Future events will be posted on the Arlington Employment Center website.  

Application Process 

Filling out a single Census job application opens the opportunity to be considered for several positions, including census taker, recruiting assistant, office clerk, and supervisory staff. Jobs for the 2020 Census are located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and include both field and office positions. Applicants can fill out the online job application on the Census 2020 website. 

“Working for the U.S. Census provides the perfect opportunity to earn extra money while helping our county,” says Pam Egner, who is producing the U.S. Census events on behalf of the Arlington Employment Center. “As many of our residents already know, the results of the 2020 Census will help determine the Commonwealth’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure that everyone in our community is counted!” 

Job Qualifications and Pay Rates 

To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, applicants must: 

  • Be at least 18 years old. 
  • Have a valid Social Security number. 
  • Be a U.S. citizen 

Pay varies by position and location throughout the U.S. The Census 2020 website reports that it pays Arlington County census takers $25 per hour. Census takers also receive reimbursement for work-related mileage and expenses, where applicable 

Make Your Notable Tree Nomination Today

Since 1987, Arlington has identified and registered its most notable trees, as well as the residents who care for them.

What Makes a Tree Notable?

  • Maturity (Size/Age)
  • Historical or community interest
  • Uniqueness of species
  • Special significance to the neighborhood

What Does Notable Designation Mean?

  • A certificate or plaque
  • Placement on County’s register of Notable Trees
  • Potential inclusion in neighborhood walking tours
  • Authority remains with private land/tree owner

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2019