The Arlington Committee of 100 fosters open and vigorous discussion of issues involving all facets of community life in Arlington. The Committee's monthly forums are open to all and provide a non-partisan setting in which issues of local, regional, and state interest are addressed by experts, with audience participation in lively Q&A sessions.
This year marks the 65th Anniversary of the Arlington Committee of 100, Arlington’s gathering place to question and to learn about community issues. As we mark this milestone, we ask: how have community service and engagement changed through the years? And, more importantly, how will the ways that we interact as a community change in the future? Understanding these changes is vital for anyone seeking to know our neighbors and to make an impact in the community. Knowing what motivates volunteers is essential for people and organizations that are looking to drive engagement and community service. What is the role of new technology and how do changes in the broader zeitgeist impact how we meet our neighbors here in Arlington.
To start the conversation, we will welcome three long-time Arlington community participants, each with different experiences and lengths of service to the community:
John Milliken, active in Arlington government and politics for more than 40 years and a Member of the County Board from 1981 to 1990
Krysta Jones, Founder of Vote Lead Impact (VLI)
Hannah Dannenfelser, Arlington local and Community Involvement Ambassador at the Arlington Community Federal Credit Union
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Marymount University - Phelan Hall
2807 N. Glebe Road
7:00pm - Meet and Greet
7:30pm - Dinner Begins (dinner purchase optional)
8:00 pm - Program Begins
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