County Board

The Arlington County Board

The five-member County Board is Arlington’s governing body and is vested with its legislative powers.

Elected at-large, Board members serve staggered four-year terms and include an annually rotating chair, who is the official County head and presides over Board meetings, and a vice chair, both of whom are  elected at the annual January Organizational Meeting.

The chair and the vice chair have the same powers and duties as other Board members — a vote but no veto power. The chairman receives a $55,140 salary while the other Board members receive a $50,127 salary.

Although Board membership is “part time,” Board members spend many hours preparing for and attending Board meetings, meeting with citizens, responding to mail, researching issues and representing the County at local functions.


For more information, call the County Board Office at 703-228-3130 or email the County Board.