Arlington's Economy in 2020: Change and Resilience
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
2020 has been a difficult year in many ways. However, it has also been a year of change and resilience as people adapt to changing economic conditions. How have Arlington’s safety net programs adapted? How are nonprofits and small businesses weathering the storm? Join us to hear from leaders on-the-ground as they share lessons learned and what they anticipate going forward.
Our speakers will be:
Anita Friedman, Director of Arlington Department of Human Services
Andrew Schneider, Executive Director of Arlington Thrive
Lisa Ostroff, Owner of Trade Roots
This is part of one of a two-part series. Part II in January will present broader economic trends and what they signal for the year ahead.
The Future of Policing in Arlington
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
There is an ongoing national dialogue about reforming local law enforcement policies and procedures. While this has been sparked by recent violent arrests and deaths in police custody, many concerns are long-running about the role of policing in a community.
Join us as we hear from leaders to better understand these issues, discuss potential policing reforms, and explore what is ahead for Arlington.
Marcia Thompson, Police Practices Working Group Consultant
Kent Carter, Vice President of Arlington NAACP
Andy Penn, Acting Chief of Arlington County Police Department
Virginia Constitutional Amendment on Redistricting
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The Arlington Committee of 100 is sponsoring a panel discussion on the Virginia Redistricting Constitutional Amendment, which is on the November 3 ballot. If Virginia voters approve the amendment, the power to draw the state’s congressional and state legislative districts would be transferred to a redistricting commission composed of state legislators and citizens. The panelists, will discuss the content and pros and cons of voting for and against the amendment.
This program follows on the successful program on the same topic sponsored by the Committee of 100 last year, before the state legislature approved the amendment for the second time.
Jeremy Mayer, Associate Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University
Brian Cannon, OneVirginia 2021, speaking in favor of the amendment
Del. Marcia "Cia" Price, speaking against the amendment
Arlington County Stormwater Bond Referendum
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
At $50.8 million, the special Stormwater Bond is the second largest of five bonds in the County’s latest Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to go before the voters this fall.
As climate change and intense weather events buffet Arlington neighborhoods, Zoom into a lively discussion by these panelists to learn more:
Mike Moon, of Arlington’s Department of Environmental Services (DES);
Jason Friess, with Arlington’s Department of Management and Finance (DMF);
Gillian Burgess, a Fiscal Affairs Advisory Commission (FAAC) member and bond skeptic, who will raises questions of equity, cost, and competing County priorities; and
Karen Vasquez, a resident of the Leeway Overlee neighborhood, whose family suffered $100,000 in uninsured damages as a result of the 2019 summer squall.
County Board & School Board Candidate Forum
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
The Arlington Committee of 100 is hosting the candidates for both County Board and School board, giving attendees the opportunity to ask questions about the issues that affect Arlington.
For County Board: Audrey Clement, Libby Garvey (incumbent)
For School Board: Cristina Diaz-Torres, David Priddy, and Symone Walker
Following opening statements, the candidates will have a chance to ask a question of their opponents. Then, members of the audience will be able to submit questions for the candidates when they register and via the Q&A feature in the webinar.
The moderator will select the questions from those submitted. Audience questions will be put to candidates for both offices, though candidates will be encouraged to pass on questions that are not germane to the office they are seeking.
Q&A with new APS Superintendent Dr. Francisco Durán
August 12, 2020
Dr. Francisco Durán joined Arlington Public Schools as its new superintendent at the start of June. He joins APS at a time of unprecedented challenges, the immediate response to the pandemic affecting planning for the upcoming school year, and also long-term strategic challenges that predate the coronavirus and have not gone away.
The Committee of 100 is pleased to host the new Superintendent on Wednesday, August 12. Attendees can submit questions upon registration. The program will be moderated by Dr. Lynn Juhl.