Deputy County Manager
Carol Mitten was appointed Deputy County Manager in December 2014. Prior to joining Arlington County, she served as the Executive Director for Urban Affairs and Headquarters Consolidation at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Ms. Mitten has 30 years of diverse management experience, much of which has been related to developing real estate strategies and negotiating complex real estate transactions. Before assuming her role at DHS, Carol served as Chief of the Land Resources Program Center for the National Capital Region at the National Park Service (NPS). Prior to NPS, she represented Amtrak as Project Manager for the redevelopment of Penn Station in New York City. Penn Station is the largest intermodal transportation hub in the country, serving more than 600,000 passengers daily.
Prior to joining Amtrak, Ms. Mitten served as Director of the Office of Property Management for the District of Columbia under Mayor Anthony Williams where she managed a portfolio of more than eight million square feet. She also served on the DC Zoning Commission (1999-2007), including seven years as Chairman. It was during this time that she developed her passion for local government, as well as her deep appreciation for the positive impact that local government can have on the lives of the community. Her diverse real estate experience builds on a 20-year career in the private sector as a nationally-recognized commercial real estate appraiser.
After attending the U.S. Naval Academy, Ms. Mitten received her BA and MBA from The Ohio State University.
An avid, albeit amateur, gardener, Ms. Mitten volunteers at the U.S. National Arboretum. She also serves on the Boards of the Blues Alley Jazz Society and Neighbors, Inc. She is a past President and board member of the Washington, D.C. Association of Realtors, and was a member of The Committee of 100 on the Federal City.
County Manager’s Office
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201