On Friday, Arlington County Government and Arlington Public Schools (APS) will formally dedicate the Stratford Commemorative Trail at what is now Dorothy Hamm Middle School (formerly Stratford Junior High School). The trail’s interpretive panels discuss the national, state, and local history of school desegregation and honor the four seventh-grade students who desegregated Stratford on Feb. 2, 1959 (Gloria Thompson, Ronald Deskins, Lance Newman, and Michael Jones), as well as local activist Dorothy M. Bigelow Hamm.
The Arlington County Board will consider and act on dozens of items at its Regular Board Meeting on Saturday, June 12, 2021 and its Recessed Meeting on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The Board will resume in-person meetings with this session and will meet in Room 307 on the third floor at the Ellen M. Bozman […]
On June 4, 2021, the Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz announced his pick for the top law enforcement officer in Arlington County, Chief Charles “Andy” Penn. As Sheriff, I have worked closely with Andy Penn throughout his various roles within the Arlington County Police Department. I have seen firsthand his commitment to being actively engaged […]
Arlington County Manager Appoints New Chief of Police and other Key Posts
A wealth of historical Arlington documents are now more readily available for residents, businesses, and history buffs alike. A recently completed project from the Arlington County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office enables access to an additional 540,000 documents from over 900 deed books via the County’s land records search website. The project, initiated by the Circuit Court Clerk Paul Ferguson in May 2019 and launched this month, spans deed records dating from 1869 through 1950. Prior to the project, land records documents dating from […]
The local workforce development board and the Arlington Employment Center (AEC) are rolling out new initiatives to increase access to online training and assist 1,000 adults and graduating students to prepare for post-pandemic jobs, especially those requiring digital skills. The Virginia Career Works-Alexandria/Arlington Region Workforce Council and AEC have partnered with LinkedIn Learning to provide […]
During its May recessed meeting, the Arlington County Board authorized a public hearing in July to consider an ordinance to establish a program of police oversight comprised of a Law Enforcement Civilian Review Board and Independent Policing Auditor. Throughout June and July, the Board will consider different models of a Civilian Review Board with the goal of creating a CRB and Independent Policing Auditor function that can enhance community […]
Arlington County parks were again ranked fourth in the nation by the Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore® index, which now includes criteria to measure how equitable park land was for people of color and those with lower incomes.
Arlington County Government offices, courts, libraries & facilities are closed on Monday, May 31, 2021, for Memorial Day. Although most government buildings and offices have been physically closed in response to COVID-19, the County has remained open and continues to provide many essential services online, by phone and by mail. Trash & Recycling Trash/Recycling Curbside […]
Jeff Horwitz received Virginia’s Public-Safety Communications Information Technologist of the Year award the same week as his 30-year anniversary with the County.