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Join Chris Zimmerman for a live chat next Thursday

After 18 years in office, Chris Zimmerman will step down from the Arlington County Board in February. Next Thursday at noon, join him for a live, moderated conversation about his accomplishments in Arlington, where the county's headed, and his future role at Smart Growth America.

Photo by Cliff on Flickr.

Zimmerman has been a defining leader in transportation and smart growth in our region, serving on the boards for VRE, WMATA, and the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance. He's departing at a crucial moment for Arlington as it moves forward with streetcar projects along Columbia Pike and in Crystal City.

We'll conduct the chat via Internet Relay Chat, or IRC. If you're already familiar with IRC, join us at, channel #ggwdiscuss. If you don't have a client, you can use the web client by clicking here and picking a username.

During the chat, feel free to send me (perkinsms) your questions via private message like so:

/msg perkinsms <your question goes here>

What would you like to ask Chris Zimmerman? You can offer questions to ask before the discussion in the comments, or via email. Afterwards, we'll post the transcript. We'll see you next Thursday!

Michael Perkins serves on the Arlington County Transportation Commission, though the views expressed here are his own. He lives in Arlington with his wife and two children. 


Just a hint: I've had trouble with the direct link to the chat being glitchy, so if you go to and type a username and the channel name #ggwdiscuss that should work.

by Michael Perkins on Jan 9, 2014 3:23 pm • linkreport

Arlingtonians do NOT want the streetcars AND we do NOT want Pen Place. Why doesn't Zimmerman listen to taxpayers?

Smart Growth America means the over development to the detriment of taxpayers and to the benefit of greedy, evil, rich developers like Vornado.

by D. Alberstadt on Jan 16, 2014 12:06 pm • linkreport

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