August 19, 2014
The U.S. Department of Justice has recognized the Arlington County Detention Facility as the first jail in the National Capital Region to meet national Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. The measures were established two years ago by a federal commission.
July 19, 2014
Today the Arlington County Board honored eight local students – 2014 recipients of the Mary Marshall Memorial Scholarships. All scholarship winners attend Northern Virginia Community College and have committed to pursuing careers in public service. Each student will receive a $2,400 scholarship.
June 17, 2014
The Arlington County Board today honored ten outstanding employees of Arlington long-term care residences, who provide the day-to-day care for residents of nursing homes and assisted living residences in Arlington.
June 11, 2014
The Congress for New Urbanism has awarded Arlington County’s Columbia Pike Initiative, designed to transform the Columbia Pike area to a walkable mixed-used main street, its 2014 “Best Corridor Plan.”
May 16, 2014
The Coalition for Smarter Growth honored Arlington County Board Member J. Walter Tejada on Thursday, May 15, 2014, for his efforts to advance the community’s vision for transforming Columbia Pike into a more transit-oriented corridor while preserving its diversity and affordable housing stock.
May 02, 2014
The community is invited to the May 13 Recessed County Board meeting, where the Arlington County Board will honor seven individuals and two teams for their outstanding service to the community. Additionally, all volunteers whose service benefits an Arlington County program are invited to the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on Monday, June 23 at Arlington Mill Community Center.
April 22, 2014
The Arlington County Board today honored the 2013 Bill Thomas Outstanding Park Service Volunteer Award winners during the Board's April Recessed Board Meeting. Keith Fred, a dog park advocate, and Peter Jones, an avid gardener, won individual awards. Arlington Regional Master Naturalist (ARMN) won the organizational award in recognition of their support for Arlington’s natural environment for the past seven years.
April 22, 2014
A Tree City USA designee for 18 years, Arlington is home to thousands of exceptional trees. At today's Arlington County Board meeting, Arlington honored 18 new Notable Trees, and their caretakers. This year's Arbor Day ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2 p.m. at Barcroft Elementary School, 625 South Wakefield St., in Arlington. Arlington will receive its 18th consecutive "Tree City USA" award from the National Arbor Day Foundation.
March 18, 2014
The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) today announced the honorees of the 2014 Arlington County Women of Vision from three sectors: Atima Omara (government), Deborah Tompkins Johnson (business), Lucy Bowen McCauley (nonprofit). Marjorie Signer was also honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
February 25, 2014
The Arlington County Board today honored the winners of the County’s DESIGNArlington awards for their contributions to Arlington’s built environment.