Welcome! 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.

Welcome to the 2022-2023 Program Year

The Arlington Committee of 100 Board has decided to continue provide all programs over Zoom with a few opportunities for in person programs throughout the year. Stay tuned to our website and emails for updates. Viewers will still be able to view the program live or recorded on our Facebook Page, and the recordings will be uploaded to the "Past Programs" tab when the program concludes.

September Program

Should Arlington Change its Government Structure?


Wednesday, September 14 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm 


The basic structure of the five-member Arlington County Board and School Board, all elected at-large, has gone largely unchanged since their inception in 1930, when Arlington's population hovered at 35,000 people.


As the County's increasingly diverse residents approach 240,000, is it time to expand the size of these bodies, elect them by district, or implement ranked choice voting?


The Arlington County Civic Federation's Task Force in Government and Election Reform (TiGER) has been considering these questions. Members of the task force will join us to discuss the pros, cons, and open questions about these and other new ideas

Our Panelists:

Allan Gajadhar, TiGER Chair and Immediate Past President, Arlington County Civic Federation
Whytni Kernodle: Attorney, Co-Founder and President of Black Parents of Arlington and Steering Committee member of Arlington for Justice
Tannia Talento: former Arlington School Board Member (2017-2021), community leader and advocate

Upcoming Programs

  • Wednesday, October 12 (6:30pm - 8:00pm): Candidate Forum Hybrid
  • Wednesday, November 9 (7:00 - 8:00 pm): Missing Middle Housing Virtual
  • *No December Program*
  • Wednesday, January 11 (7:00 - 8:00 pm): TBD

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