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County Board to Hold First “Open Door Monday”

by Katie Pyzyk January 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm 3,278 16 Comments

The Arlington County Board kicks off its “Open Door Monday” sessions tonight.

The meeting at Fire Station No. 4 (3121 10th St. N.) is part of Board Chair Mary Hynes’ Participation, Leadership and Civic Engagement (PLACE) initiative. Residents are encouraged to attend the sessions to chat directly with a Board member about any topic. No appointments are necessary.

Board members have said they believe many good ideas for community improvement come from the public, and they want to hear what types of changes residents have in mind.

“Our challenge now is to ensure that Arlington — our home town — continues to tap into our residents’ and County staff’s talents so that Arlington remains a great place for all kinds of folks — even in these increasingly demanding times,” said Hynes.

The sessions will all be from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and will be held at different locations throughout Arlington. No meetings will be held on federal holidays.

The complete listing of planned 2012 dates and locations of Open Door Monday meetings, after the jump.

1st Monday of every month (Feb. 6, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3)
Thomas Jefferson Community Center
Room #35 (main lobby)
3501 2nd Street S.
Arlington, VA 22204

2nd Monday of every month (Feb. 13, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Dec. 10)
Gunston Community Center
Conference Room
2700 S. Lang Street
Arlington, VA 22206

3rd Monday of every Month (Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17)
Langston-Brown Community Center
Multipurpose Room
2121 Culpeper Street
Arlington, VA 22207

4th Monday of the month (Jan. 23, Feb. 27 only — for remaining months, see Fire Station #2, below)
Fire Station #4 – Clarendon
3121 10th Street N.
Arlington, VA 22201

4th Monday of the month (Mar. 26, Apr. 23, June 25, July 23, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26)
Fire Station #2 – Ballston
4805 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203

5th Monday of the month (Jan. 30, Apr. 30, July 30, Oct. 29)
Courthouse Plaza
Azalea Conference Room (main lobby, ground floor)
2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201

For more information, contact the County Board Office at 703-228-3130.

  • JohnB

    Almost an hour and no snarkey comments yet?

  • BernieA

    Once again it seems that the Board is ignoring the Pentagon City/Crystal City/Ridge Road area. Why not meet down this way at the Aurora Hills Library or community center?

    • JohnB

      Gunston is pretty close.

    • JohnB

      As well as TJ

    • zzzzz

      They’re “ignoring” most of the county, in the sense that they are not holding sessions in many neighborhoods. But if they moved around more, it would be harder to keep track of where they are on any given Monday.

    • how ’bout a little effort?

      This little county is just 26 square miles. They are making themselves available — perhaps a little effort on the writer’s part, instead of whining?

    • Lady Y

      Rent a ride share bike!

    • Andrew

      Let’s be honest, does anyone really consider crystal city and pentagon city part of Arlington?

      • drax

        They are just as much a part of Arlington as, say, Donaldson Run.

      • SoMuchForSubtlety

        Yes. I do.

  • ArlingtonWay

    What are you all worked up about where the meeting is? Its not like they are actually going to listen to people and change their policies or something. The point is being able to say they had the meeting.

  • Terrified

    Dear ACB,
    Thanks for the advanced notice… And which board member is going to be there? I don’t want talk to Tejada.

  • jacsa

    Tried to attend this tongith and no one at he fire station knew anything about it. They sent us to the Fire Station 3 on Quincy and Lee Highway and that wasn’t it. Then they sent us to the old Fire Station 3 down the street and it wasn’t there either. Does anyone know if this event even took place?

    • Andrew

      The county probably went to the wrong location by “mistake”.

      • Andrew

        county board that is…

    • drax

      So you went to Fire Station 4 first?


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