County Manager Mark Schwartz has named James Bonzano Arlington County Fire Chief, after an extensive national search. Chief Bonzano joined the ACFD in 1984, and has worked in a multitude of positions in his 31 years with the department, most recently serving as Acting Assistant Chief.
Virginia Tech and Arlington County have been accepted into the MetroLab Network of 35 city/county-university partnerships that works to bring data, analytics and innovation to local government.
First of its kind in the region, the summit will offer one-stop shopping for anyone interested in opening a small business in Arlington.
County Auditor Jessica A. Tucker is calling on residents with specific concerns to use the newly created online Audit Suggestion Form for potential reviews of County programs and services or to suggest improvements in County efficiency, transparency and accountability.
Arlington is launching the first Energy Lending Library in the country, featuring thermal imaging cameras, energy meters and books that will help residents identify areas of energy waste in their homes and provide real solutions.
Arlingtonians now have a Resident Ombudsman to help navigate County government and will see the benefits of an expanded Public Engagement effort.
The Arlington County Board has adopted a $1.2 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 that includes a half-cent cut in the real estate tax rate.
Judy Funderburk, who has logged more than 6,000 hours of service to the community, much of it nurturing the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, is Arlington County’s 2015 Bill Thomas Outstanding Park Service Volunteer Award winner.
The Arlington County Board has voted to create a six-member Blue Ribbon Panel and charged it with developing recommendations for how the Board should develop strategic priorities.
The County Board has charged a broad community working group with providing advice, guidance and feedback to the Board and County staff on developing a comprehensive vision for Four Mile Run Valley.