The Arlington County Civic Federation, formed in 1916, today has more than eighty member organizations dedicated to advocacy and community involvement. Its purpose continues to be promoting the general welfare of Arlington County and vicinity in a non-partisan, non-sectarian, non-sectional, and non-political manner.
Many of the improvements in Arlington are the result of actions initiated or strongly supported by the Federation - the County Manager form of government; sewer and water systems; the Central Post Office, better schools, master zoning ordinances.
Today, a wide variety of organizations belong to the Federation, reflecting the broad array of interests and talents found in the County. It is open and welcoming to all groups within Arlington, firmly believing that a broader range of groups creates better problem-solving outcomes for Arlington and its residents.
Founded in 1916, the Civic Federation has devoted itself to improving the quality of life in Arlington County, in advocating improvements in the infrastructure of the County, and in airing and discussing issues of concern to its members.
The work of the Federation is carried out through its General Membership meetings, usually held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Hazel Auditorium, Virginia Hospital Center Arlington, through its Committees, and through its Executive Board.
Ballston Station on the Orange Line is the metro stop closest to the Hospital. From Ballston Station, you may take an ART bus: number 51 on weekends or number 52 on weekdays. Both buses will take you to North George Mason Drive. Both street parking and are available