Libby Garvey Named 2020 Arlington County Board Chair

The Arlington County Board today unanimously elected Libby Garvey its 2020 chair. The Board named Erik Gutshall vice- chair.

First elected to the Board in March 2012, Garvey served as County Board Chair in 2016. She served as chair five times during her 15 years on the Arlington School Board.

In remarks made during the Board’s Jan. 2 Organizational Meeting, Garvey said…

How Should Arlington Be Spending Money?

Budget season has started for County government – and they want to hear your thoughts on how to best spend taxpayer dollars.

This year, Arlington County is working on the annual operating budget, which covers spending on County programs, services and administration, as well as the 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which outlines investments in County facilities, equipment, and infrastructure.

Throughout the fall and winter, you can help the County Manager develop spending proposals to send to the County Board for their consideration. And in the spring and summer, you’ll have the chance to tell the County Board what you think of the Manager’s proposals before they cast their votes.

Learn more about Budget Season and how to stay involved

Arlington, Alexandria Support Principles for Inclusive Growth

Arlington and Alexandria laid the groundwork at a joint work session for cooperating to support inclusive growth and address the impact that Amazon’s HQ2 and the planned Virginia Tech Innovation Campus is already having on the two communities.

In a joint meeting of the Arlington County Board and Alexandria City Council on October 1, the two legislative bodies voiced support for a Statement of Principles to guide their partnership on key policy issues, including developing and protecting affordable housing; assisting small, woman- and minority-owned businesses; and expanding workforce development.

“Arlington and Alexandria are doubling down on a long history of collaboration,” Arlington County Board Chair Christian Dorsey said. “Our next step…