Mayor Williams has challenged Arlington to document 400,000 acts of kindness by June 2018. That’s about one documented act for each person who lives in our great city! This effort, known as the Kindness Initiative, is well under way and has already had a positive effect on our City. The Community Relations Commission, appointed by the Arlington City Council, is a team of Arlington residents who’ve volunteered to promote, share and celebrate the Kindness Initiative.

What is an act of kindness?

An act of kindness is an expression or action given from one to another that stretches beyond, but may also include common courtesy. Acts of kindness are happening all around Arlington, and here is how YOU can help Arlington reach our goal of 400,000 acts of kindness.

Meet the Community Relations Commission

The Community Relations Commission (CRC) is a collaboration of diversified Arlington citizens, personally selected and authorized by the Mayor and City Council, to engage the community, share information and promote participation in civic and community matters. Members use their influence, contacts, relationships and skill sets to advance unified community and City affairs.

The CRC is currently working expressly to advance the Vision of Arlington’s Kindness Initiative by engaging Businesses, City Services, Social Services, Schools and Nonprofits to inject kindness into the culture of our Dream City. Our objectives are to:

  1. Promote Kindness into Arlington Culture.
  2. Establish Environments of Kindness – Create Kindness Zones by way of Signage & Practice.
  3. Encourage, Stimulate & Recognize Acts of Kindness in our City.