Legislative Affairs

Federal activities

Advocacy & legislative priorities

Arlington County staff provide all federal lobbying services. The federal liaison, Brian Stout, is part of the County Manager’s Office and serves as the primary advocate with the U.S. Congress and federal agencies. He welcomes your input into Arlington’s federal priorities, and you can reach him by email or by calling 703-228-0577.

Read the most recent Federal Legislative Priorities for Arlington County, adopted by the Arlington County Board.

Expenses

Arlington has no expenditures for contracted lobbying services.

See U.S. Senate Public Disclosure page and U.S. House of Representatives Public Disclosure page.

Memberships

Arlington County is a member of the following organizations, which advocate on behalf of local governments nationally:

  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG)
  • National League of Cities (NLC)
  • National Association of Counties (NACO)
  • ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

State activities

Advocacy & legislative priorities

The Commonwealth liaison, Patricia Carroll, is part of the County Manager’s Office and serves as the primary advocate with the Virginia General Assembly, Governor’s Office, and state agencies.  She welcomes your input into Arlington’s state priorities, and you can reach her by email or by calling 703-228-3101.

Read the most recent General Assembly Legislative Priorities, as approved by the Arlington County Board.

Each year, Arlington County’s delegation to the Virginia General Assembly holds a legislative hearing receive public comments on legislative and budget issues in preparation for the Virginia General Assembly session.

Expenses

County staff provides virtually all state lobbying services.  View the most recent lobbying expense report filed with the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Memberships

Arlington County is a member of the following organizations, which advocate on behalf of local governments to the Commonwealth of Virginia:

  • Virginia Association of Counties (VACO)
  • Virginia Municipal League (VML)
  • Virginia Transit Association (VTA)