Jul 4 LV Parade is On! 11AM

LV July 4 Parade is On! 🇺🇸
When: Sat July 4, 11AM
Where: Start at Key & N Jackson; end at 17th & N Jackson; See map below.

A great 50-year tradition continues! Due to COVID-19 we will only have a parade, no picnic. The parade will include antique, police and fire vehicles. For safety reasons please pick a location to watch the parade while socially distancing. Please don’t march in the parade.

This year the parade will feature motor vehicles only.
Please no marchers, decorated bicycles nor wagons.
Please watch the parade pass by from the side of the road.
Spread out along the parade route, don’t cluster together.

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Jul 6 Planning Commission Restarts Meetings

Planning Commission to Restart Meetings July 6
After a 4 month suspension due to COVID-19 restrictions, the County Planning Commission will resume meetings. For the foreseeable future metings will be held virtually, online. It is expected that other Commissions will do likewise. Virtual meetings are expected to make meetings more accessible, boosting citizen participation. InsideNoVa

Jun 30 Deadline To Request Absentee Ballots for County Board Special Election

Deadline To Request Absentee Ballots for County Board Special Election is Jun 30
The Virginia Department of Elections encourages voters to protect their health during the COVID-19 outbreak by voting absentee. Voters may choose reason “2A My disability or illness”.
Request An Absentee Ballot Online
6 Ways to Request a Mail Ballot
Confirm Your Ballot On Its Way To You
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Jul 7 County Board Special Election

County Board Special Election is Jul 7
Special Election to fill the seat vacated by the tragic passing of Board member Erik Gutshall.

Vote Absentee By Mail
Request your ballot by June 30.
Ballots must be mailed in time to be received by July 7th at 7pm.
Be sure to mail your ballot in plenty of time for mail delivery.
Absentee ballots need a witness to see you vote and sign the ballot envelope.
Confirm Your Voted Ballot Has Been Received

Vote Absentee In Person
Where: Bozman Government Center (Courthouse Plaza), 2100 Clarendon Blvd.
 ● May 23 – July 4, Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
 ● Saturday, June 20 – 8:30am – 4:30pm
 ● Saturday July 4, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Vote on Election Day
Where: Vote at your regular polling location
When: July 7, 6:00AM – 7:00PM

Candidates (Term to expire Dec 31, 2021)
 ● Takis Karantonis (D) website
 ● Bob Cambridge (R) website
 ● Susan Cunningham (I) website

Aug 12-16 Arlington County Fair CANCELLED

Aug 12-16 Arlington County Fair CANCELLED
When: Aug 12-16, 2020
Where: Thomas Jefferson Community Center
The Arlington County Fair is one of the largest free events on the East Coast and has been providing quality entertainment for over 40 years! Attendees come from all over the region to enjoy competitive exhibits, midway rides and games, free live entertainment, dozens of vendors and more!

County Fair Website

Aug 31 School Year Begins

School Year Begins Aug 31
The new school year is to begin Aug. 31.

● Schools will probably start with distance learning, students staying at home.
● New content will be taught.
● The County will provide free internet access to households that lack it.
APS News Release

The County Board allocated $500,000 of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for a joint County/School Internet Essential Grant Program to provide broadband internet access to APS students in need. Some 5,000 to 8,000 families could qualify for the program, which will be administered by APS through a contract with Comcast. County News Release

Nov 3 General Election

Nov 3 General Election
On the ballot will be the offices of President, U.S. Senate, U.S House of Representatives (8th District), County Board (1 Seat), and School Board (2 seats).
  ● Donald Trump (R) (Incumbent)
  ● Joe Biden (D)
U.S. Senate
  ● Mark Warner (D) (Incumbent)
  ● Denise Kim (I)
  ● Mary Knapp (I)
U.S House of Representatives (8th District)
  ● Don Beyer (D) (Incumbent)
  ● Mark Ellmore (R)
  ● Mike Webb (I)
County Board (1 Seat)
  ● Libby Garvey (D) (Incumbent)
  ● Audrey Clement (I)