The ceremony will be conducted virtually, in keeping with public health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be live-streamed on the County website and on Arlington TV’s YouTube Channel and will be broadcast live on Comcast Xfinity 25 and 1085 (HD), and Verizon FiOS 39 and 40.
Lori A. Wilson will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and Clerk of the Circuit Court Paul Ferguson will swear-in Ms. Garvey. Former Arlington County Poet Laureate Katherine E. Young will read a poem she wrote for Ms. Garvey’s 2016 swearing-in, and Ms. Garvey’s grandchildren will recite the Pledge of Allegiance before Ms. Garvey delivers remarks.
Ms. Garvey was re-elected to the County Board on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. She will serve a four-year term beginning in January 2021. An Arlington resident since 1977, Ms. Garvey was first elected to the County Board in March 2012, after serving on the Arlington County School Board for 15 years. Her colleagues have twice unanimously elected her Chair of the Arlington County Board, first in 2016 and again in January 2020. Her term as Chair ends Jan. 4, 2021. View her full biography on the County website.