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Videos - Current Program Year 2022-2023

Should Arlington Change its Government Structure?

Wednesday, September 14, 2022


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.




Allan Gajadhar, TiGER Chair, Immediate Past President, Arlington County Civic Federation

Tannia Talento, Former Arlington School Board Chair, Community Leader & Advocate


County Board & School Board Candidate Forum (In Person)

Wednesday, October 12, 2022


The Arlington Committee of 100 is pleased to present candidates for both the County Board and School Board at our annual candidate forum. The forum provides candidates and members of the community with the opportunity to engage in civil discourse with each other through a moderated question and answer process. The panel was moderated by Washington Post reporter Teo Armus.


County Board Candidates

Audrey Clement (I)

Matthew "Matt" de Ferranti (D) incumbent

Adam Theo (I)


School Board Candidates

James Vell Rives IV

Bethany Z. Sutton 


Food Security in Arlington

Wednesday, January 11, 2023


With the publication of the Arlington County Food Security Strategic Plan in October 2022 and the kickoff meeting of the Arlington County Food Security Coalition set for January 23, 2023, now is the time to get up to speed on how our community is tackling this issue and what can be done to improve outcomes. Attend the program online and hear from panelists who understand the situation and are working to improve food access, outreach, and systemic change. 



Sally Diaz-Wells, Social Justice & Outreach Minister, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church


Stephanie Hopkins, Food Security Coordinator, Arlington County Department of Human Services


Charlie Meng, Chief Executive Officer, Arlington Food Assistance Center


Amy Maclosky, Director, Office of Food and Nutrition Services, Arlington Public Schools 


Anatomy of Arlington’s Proposed FY 2024 $1.5 Billion Operating Budget

Wednesday, March 8, 2023


While the County emerges from the grip of COVID, financial headwinds continue, especially given a record commercial office vacancy rate.


Learn how County Manager Mark Schwartz intends to address this revenue challenge and programmatic needs in public safety, schools, transportation, environmental services, the social safety net and more, while balancing the budget and being mindful of the taxpayers. Come with paper, pencil and questions!



Mark Schwartz, Arlington County Manager


Forum for Commonwealth's Attorney Candidates

Wednesday, April 12, 2023


Join the Arlington Committee of 100 for its forum for candidates for Commonwealth’s Attorney for Arlington and Falls Church in June’s Democratic Party primary. 


Parisa Dehghani-Tafti

Josh Katcher



Following opening statements, the candidates have an opportunity to ask each other a question. Then, members of both the in-person and online audiences submit questions for the candidates to answer. 


Forum for County Board Candidates in Democratic Primary

Wednesday, May 10, 2023


Join the Arlington Committee of 100 for its forum for candidates in the June 20 Democratic Party primary election to select two County Board candidates for the November 7 general election. Featuring:


• Maureen Coffey 

• Susan Cunningham 

• Jonathan Dromgoole 

• Natalie Roy 

• Julius D. (JD) Spain, Sr. 

• Tony Weaver 


Jay Fisette, former Chairman and Member of the Arlington County Board (1998-2017) moderated the forum


The program began with a brief presentation by Arlington Director of Elections Gretchen Reinemeyer on the ranked choice voting ballot and procedures that will be used in the election. 


Arlington's Outdoor Dining: What's Next on the Menu? (Annual Meeting)

Wednesday, June 14, 2023


Arlingtonians embraced expanded outdoor dining during the Pandemic, and the County Board is now poised to take up whether to make assorted temporary zoning and permitting changes permanent.


  • John Musso, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
  • Grace Shea, Lebanese Taverna
  • Brett Wallace, Arlington County Planning Division