Welcome to Engage Arlington. My goal with this blog is to promote civic engagement in Arlington by helping spread information about what is going on within the County and how your voice can be heard. My name is Chris Slatt, and I live in the Penrose neighborhood of Arlington near Columbia Pike.

The opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I have no relationship with the County other than as a resident and as Secretary of the Penrose Civic Association. My goal is increased participation by residents in our government, whether those residents share my views or not. I have my own opinions and my own perspective and those will certainly affect my writing.

I am a strong supporter of open constructive dialogue and feedback. I am strong opponent of personal attacks, name-calling and intolerance. Comments of that nature will be removed with impunity.