Wednesday, January 5, 2011

You’re Invited! Committee of 100 Presents “Challenges Facing Young Adults in Arlington”

Throughout the year, the Arlington Committee of 100 invites community members to a dinner and discussion about issues of local importance. In January, the discussion will focus on the high cost of housing and transportation, two areas that greatly affect young adults in Arlington. We hope that lots of CVN volunteers can attend! To see who else from CVN is attending, RSVP on our event page on Facebook:

The following information was provided by the Arlington Committee of 100:

Arlington Committee of 100

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Marymount University, 2807 North Glebe Road

Dining Room, Gerard Phelan Hall

Meet & Greet 7:00 p.m.

Dinner: 7:25 p.m.

Program: 8:00 p.m.

Reservations: (703) 921-1124 or email to

Dinner Costs: Price for dinner: $24 members; $26 nonmembers. Pay at the door with cash or check.

Attracted to Arlington by its nearness to DC, its many Metro stops, its social scene, and many other amenities, the group of young adults in Arlington is larger than you might think. The high cost of housing and transportation concerns create major challenges for those who choose to live here.


Lisa Sturtevant, Assistant Research Professor at the George Mason School of Public Policy Center for Regional Analysis (CRA), will tell us about the demographics of this group and how it compares to similar groups in other localities.

Chris Zimmerman, Chair, Arlington County Board and former Member of the Metro Board will describe the transportation issues and how they apply to our young adults.

Ken Aughenbaugh, Arlington County’s Division Chief for Housing, will inform us on the housing situation in Arlington for these young adults.

After the presentations by our speakers, we will have a chance to chat with the younger folks attending as we break into groups and discuss how these problems can be effectively addressed. These groups will include young adults who have experience with these concerns as well as Committee of 100 members who know these issues and can share their expertise in how to navigate successfully in Arlington. The groups’ suggestions will be forwarded to community groups tasked with dealing with these issues.

Come and learn more about this important group in Arlington. Meet with them and help find solutions.

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