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November 25, 2014

2014 Human Rights Award Winners Announced

Two individuals and three non-profit organizations were selected as winners of the 2014 James B. Hunter Human Rights Award, the Arlington Human Rights Commission announced. The public is invited to the awards ceremony, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, from 7-9 p.m. in the Arlington County Board Room, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA.
November 03, 2014

Virginia Honors Arlington’s Columbia Pike Housing Efforts

ARLINGTON, Va. --- Arlington County has garnered two state awards for its efforts to preserve affordable housing and meet housing needs along Columbia Pike.
October 22, 2014

Arlington Named a Smart21 Community

The Intelligent Community Forum has named Arlington one of the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2015. The County is one of only four communities in the United States to achieve the honor, which recognizes economic and social improvements. This is the fourth time Arlington has achieved the Smart 21 designation.
September 23, 2014

Arlington County Board Recognizes Outstanding Landscapes

The Arlington County Board today recognized four outstanding Arlington properties for the quality of their landscaping and the serenity they bring to their neighborhoods.
September 15, 2014

Arlington Named One of Nation's Best Places to Live

Arlington has been named to the top 10 of the Top 100 Best Places to Live from Livability.com.
Arlington Sheriff Wins Federal Certification for New Jail Safety Standards
August 19, 2014

Arlington Sheriff Wins Federal Certification for New Jail Safety Standards

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

Arlington County Board Honors Mary Marshall Scholars

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

Arlington County Board Honors Outstanding Employees of Long-Term Care Residences

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.
Columbia Pike Initiative Wins Award for “Best Corridor Plan”
June 11, 2014

Columbia Pike Initiative Wins Award for “Best Corridor Plan”

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

Coalition for Smarter Growth Honors Arlington County Board Member J. Walter Tejada

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.
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