Arlington County Creates Online PLACE
The site is live now.
An online forum created for Arlington residents looks to create a virtual place to connect with the community.
The community called PLACE Space is “aimed at encouraging civic conversations and facilitating community connections,” according to a press release from Arlington County.
“PLACE Space is a virtual town square,” Arlington County Board Chair Mary Hynes said in a statement. “We hope that it encourages lots of interesting conversations about issues and connects people, organizations and businesses across the County.”
The site was created as part of the county’s PLACE (Participation, Leadership and Civic Engagement) civil engagement initiative launched in January.
To participate in conversations or join a circle of interest, users need to take a few seconds to create a profile. The site also offers a community calendar, a community directory of Arlington organizations and individuals, and a map where you can “pin” your location so others know if you’re a near-by neighbor.