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.

Next Program: March 13, 2019

Should Arlington Increase Pay for County Board Members?

Being an Arlington County Board Member is considered a part-time job but often requires a full-time commitment.  Should it be viewed as a full-time job, with higher expectations and higher pay? What are the pros and cons of this proposal? Join us for a debate as we hear from Libby Garvey (current County Board Member), in favor of this change and John Vihstadt (former County Board Member), opposed to this change.

Libby Garvey (left) and John Vihstadt (right)
Libby Garvey (left) and John Vihstadt (right)

 Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Marymount University - Phelan Hall

2807 N. Glebe Road

(Directions here)


7:00pm - Meet and Greet

7:30pm - Dinner Begins (dinner purchase optional)

8:00 pm - Program Begins

Recent Program: February 13, 2019

Countering Hate: Lessons from Intolerance in Arlington's History

Hard as it may be to believe, the White Nationalist movement post-WWII has roots in Arlington. Through the 1980s, Arlington was the home to the American Nazi Party headquarters. Join us to explore this history, understand the resurgence of White Nationalism in the United States, and discuss implications for today. We are pleased to host speakers Charlie Clark and Amaka Okechukwu.

Recent Program: January 9, 2019

Amazon HQ2: What the Future Holds for "National Landing"

Arlington landed Amazon's HQ2. Now what? What will be the economic impact? What does it mean for Crystal City and Pentagon City? And why the moniker "National Landing"? Join us as we discuss this with Victor Hoskins of Arlington Economic Development and Stephen Moret of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.

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Are Our Children Safe at School?

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What's the State of Retail in Arlington?

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The Equal Rights Amendment in VA

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