Member, Arlington County Board
Erik Gutshall was elected to the Arlington County Board in November 2017. The founder and president of his own business, Clarendon Home Services, Mr. Gutshall has served his community in a variety of roles since he and his wife Renee moved to Lyon Park in 1995.
As both a member of County commissions and an active community volunteer, Mr. Gutshall has worked hard to implement Arlington’s vision of a sustainable, inclusive community. He sees housing affordability as a fundamental challenge that must be met through bold action.
As chair of the Planning Commission, and during his service on the Transportation Commission, Mr. Gutshall has supported strong public engagement and thoughtful planning to ensure that private development contributes to residents’ quality of life and that any potential negative impacts of development are mitigated.
Mr. Gutshall served as president of the Lyon Park Citizens Association from 2002-2005. He was a neighborhood representative on the Site Plan Review Committee and for many Clarendon-area projects. He is a member of Leadership Arlington Class of 2009.
As a member of the Planning Committee, he served on the Western Rosslyn Planning Study and as Chair of the Williamsburg Field Site Evaluation Work Group, as well as liaison to the Economic Development Commission.
For six years, he served on the Board of Doorways for Women and Families. He has served on the Facilities Committee of Western Presbyterian Church, coached youth soccer, and served as a PTA volunteer. His three daughters all attend Arlington Public Schools.