Speak at the County Board’s Virtual Meeting
Advance registration is required to speak at the Arlington County Board’s virtual meetings.
The meetings will be entirely virtual, with no in-person participation. View the agenda and staff reports.
To speak, you must register in advance. To register online, visit the County Board website. To register by phone on Monday-Friday, call 703.228.3130. To register by phone on Saturday, call 571.414.1778.
- Registration for public comment will close at 8:30am on Saturday.
- Registration to speak on regular agenda items will close when the item is called by the Clerk.
The purpose of Public Comment is to alert the Board to items not on that day’s agenda, items already decided, or scheduled for future hearings. It is held at Saturday Regular Meetings at 8:30 AM, and is intended for new business only. You will have up to 2 minutes to speak, and only one speaker per topic will be heard.
Individuals registered to testify on Regular Hearing agenda items may speak for a maximum of 2 or 3 minutes per agenda item. Representatives of civic organizations may speak for a maximum of 2, 3, or 5 minutes. (The 5 minute slot is reserved for civic organizations.) The 2-minute speakers are called first; 3-minute speakers are called second; and, finally, 5-minute speakers. In each category, speakers will be called in the order in which registrations are received.
You may also submit comments by email to email@example.com, by phone at 703.228.3130, or by mail to the County Board Office at 2100 Clarendon Blvd Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201.
Consent Agenda Items
To speak on a Consent Agenda Item, you must request that the item be removed from the Consent Agenda for a hearing at the Tuesday virtual Recessed Meeting, either by indicating your preference on the Regular Meeting registration form, or via email. Please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 9 a.m. on the morning of the Regular meeting. List the agenda item number and your reason for removing the item. If the item can be removed, you’ll receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to speak the following Tuesday recessed meeting.
Items removed from the Consent Agenda will be heard no earlier than 6:30 p.m. on the following Tuesday. The registration form to speak at Tuesday’s hearing will be available online following the regular meeting on Saturday.
Meetings will be live-streamed on the County Website and broadcast live by ATV, the County’s cable channel, on Comcast 25 & 1085 and Verizon FiOS 39 & 40.
For those with hearing impairments, Closed Captioning is available on both the Live Stream and Cable Broadcast. For any additional information, or to request special accommodations for virtual participation, please call 703.228.3130 between 8:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday , or 571.414.1778 on the day of the meeting.