Officer Nominations

Nominations — including self-nominations — are now open for the following three CCCA officer positions!  The principal duties are summarized below.  All members whose dues are paid are eligible to nominate, be candidates and to vote in the election at the CCCA Annual General Meeting on the evening of November 16, 2022.  

— 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 other interface 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

Terms for each position are two years.  

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, 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. ([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.  

All nominations must be received by November 1, when nominations will be closed.   

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

In addition, the CCCA’s Bylaws containing descriptions of the open positions are available at the Resources link on the Association’s website. (www.crystalcitycivic.org)

This is an opportunity for Crystal City residents to advance the interests of the Crystal City community.  Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration and response. 

 

Claire Lauchner, Sandra Stolt, Patricia Heath

Election Committee 

Digital eCheckup

Arlington County has launched a broadband study to better understand our community’s internet use and access. As  part of this work, we’re asking residents and businesses to participate in a digital eCheckup. It is critical that we hear from those who may not have adequate access or connectivity so we understand where our gaps are. But we also want to hear from those who have strong connectivity and are expert users, so we get a full picture of Arlington’s internet use.

We encourage all Arlington residents to take the Households eCheckup. While taking it at home is best–because of the connection speed check–taking it in a business center, library, or other shared computer is also acceptable.

Agenda for September Meeting

  1. CCCA updates and reminders. 10-15 Minutes

2. Transportation Options without Metro– 10-15 Minutes

Metro is having a ton of construction. What are the alternatives?

3. Marine Corps Marathon (Director) 10- Minutes

4. Update from the Bid on a parklet  10- Minutes

5. JBGS Construction and Permit Update 1 hour

6. General Questions – Rest of time

Open questions. Have something you want answered? We will try to cover any question- even if we have no idea of the correct answer!

Housing Renter Study

The housing workgroup of Livability 22202 is a community, volunteer-run effort in our neighborhood to address unmet housing needs. We know there have been a lot of changes in the past year, especially in terms of cost of living and housing. As development continues, Housing Livability 22202 is curious about your housing and rental experiences, particularly in terms of the cost of living. We will use the results to highlight the pressing need to make sure everyone has access to housing that they can afford. If you are a renter in the 22202 zip code, please consider taking a few minutes to fill out the survey. You can remain completely anonymous if you so choose.

May Meeting Summary

Amazon, Dweck, and Route 1 were on the May 18 CCCA meeting agenda. Patrick Phillippi, Senior Manager of Amazon’s Public Engagement, spoke about Metropolitan Park, currently under construction at 15th and South Fern St. The area will be finished next year and host public facing events such as movie nights and a dog park. Next, Robert Vaughn from Dweck discussed the proposed infill development of two existing surface parking lots off of Eads Street. This will be a LEED gold building with a substantial amount of mix use spaces and family style units. Finally, Sarah Crawford from DES discussed a range of transportation projects including Route 1. The County is attempting to make Crystal City more friendly to pedestrians, cyclists, and users of multi mobility (scooters, electric unicycles, etc.). This is elaborated on in the Master Transportation Plan. There are going to be expected changes coming soon such as paving, utility maintenance, etc. to move towards the multi-mobility goals that Arlington set out. A long term goal is a reconfiguration of the Boundary Channel Drive interchange that crosses I-395 to allow for more multi-mobility.
You can check out projects using the maps below!

https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Projects/Neighborhoods/Crystal-City/Development
This is the interactive map: https://arlgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/7f36c2e84dda44a88d34290309c0edd2

The Dweck and DES presentation slides are below:

2022.05.18-1700-S.-Eads-St.-Overview-CCCA-May-Meeting

Arlington-CCCA_2022-05-18