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Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
March 29, 2021 at 4:54 PM

Vaccine Distribution and March Board Meetings

Vaccine Distribution and March Board Meetings Dear Friend, Arlington County made significant progress on vaccine distribution in March, held 6 budget work sessions, and acted on critical stormwater infrastructure and economic development projects. Our commu…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
February 16, 2021 at 1:47 PM

Vaccine Math, Equity, and Work Session Today at 3 pm

Vaccine Math, Equity, and Work Session Today at 3 pm Dear Friend, I write to you this morning to update you that Arlington residents 65 to 74 will be eligible for appointments over the coming weeks, tell you about the state system we joined this morning at …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
February 8, 2021 at 5:35 PM

Work Session on Vaccines, January Meetings, Kojo, and More

Work Session on Vaccines, January Meetings, Kojo, and More Dear Friend, Vaccine distribution continues to evolve quickly, so I want to share a few different ways to understand Arlington County's work on this critical, life-saving priority. The Board has met…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
February 2, 2021 at 1:46 PM

Vaccine Supply Update and Work Session Today at 3 pm

Vaccine Supply Update and Work Session Today at 3 pm Dear Friend, Vaccine distribution continues to be County staff, Board, and my focus. I want to share with you a video, update you on how we are working on this, and ask you to join me for a work session t…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 25, 2021 at 10:46 PM

Vaccine Distribution, Cancellations, & Rescheduling

Vaccine Distribution, Cancellations, & Rescheduling Dear Friend, Last Thursday and Friday, Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) announced cancellations of appointments for doses of vaccines: I'm focused on vaccine distribution and responding to VHC's announce…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 19, 2021 at 5:17 PM

Vaccine--how to register and Information, Inauguration Safety, and MLK Day

Vaccine--how to register and Information, Inauguration Safety, and MLK Day Dear Friend, I want to update you on vaccine distribution and our public safety professionals work to keep Arlington safe through the inauguration this coming Wednesday.  Yesterday …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 8, 2021 at 10:10 PM

Vaccines, The Curfew, and My Chair's Speech

Vaccines, The Curfew, and My Chair's Speech Dear Friend, On Monday evening, I was elected Chair of the Arlington County Board by my colleagues. It is an honor that I do not take lightly. The greatest responsibility we have as a Board and I have as Chair is …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 4, 2021 at 10:07 PM

Join Me for the Board Meeting Tonight at 6!

Join Me for the Board Meeting Tonight at 6! Dear Friend, In just over an hour, the Arlington County Board will convene for our first meeting of 2021. I want you to be there--because you have been part of my service from the start and because, you never know…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 2, 2021 at 4:40 PM

Georgia, Arlington, and the Next Four Days

Georgia, Arlington, and the Next Four Days Dear Friend, Happy New Year to each of you. I hope you are taking care of yourself and your loved ones. Brooke and I have been staying home to stay safe and I am working on my remarks for the Board's convening meet…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
December 29, 2020 at 12:31 AM

December: Vaccines, Green Buildings, Parking, Logo, & More

December: Vaccines, Green Buildings, Parking, Logo, & More Dear Friend, As 2020 comes to an end, I want to share with you the work we have been doing to say, "Take that 2020," and to prepare for the months and year ahead. My sister r…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
December 22, 2020 at 7:27 PM

COVID, Budget Guidance, David Brooks & More!

COVID, Budget Guidance, David Brooks & More! Dear Friend, As we approach the end of the year, I'll be sharing two email updates on the County Board's work--this one and one more before January 1st. This email covers what you need to know from our work i…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 24, 2020 at 8:59 PM

Race & Equity, Budget, October, and the 2020 Election

Race & Equity, Budget, October, and the 2020 Election Dear Friend, Earlier this year, an Arlington resident with an outsized impression of my ability to impact national politics emailed to say, "The most important thing you can do for Arlington is to ma…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 4:07 PM

Vote now and volunteer today to be the margin of victory!

Vote now and volunteer today to be the margin of victory! Dear Friend,  Today is a day we will remember for the rest of our lives. Please vote--polls close at 7 and you must, must be sure to vote. Nothing is inevitable, as we learned last time, so vote ASAP…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 1, 2020 at 4:21 PM

2 Days: Call Voters of Color today in swing states in the South to help Reclaim the Vote

2 Days: Call Voters of Color today in swing states in the South to help Reclaim the Vote Dear Friend,  2 days until the 2020 election. 2 days until this choice for all we believe in. Perhaps most of all, 2 days until we can elect a President who is decent a…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 31, 2020 at 3:25 PM

3 Days & Trump 4 years ago

3 Days & Trump 4 years ago Dear Friend,  I owe you a report on the October Board meetings. I will get it to you, but first we have 3 days left until the 2020 election. This is when undecided voters broke for Trump in 2016, so we need to work right now. …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 26, 2020 at 6:05 PM

our marriage

our marriage Dear Friend, On Saturday afternoon, Brooke and I were married here in Arlington at Fort C.F. Smith Park. We are elated and overwhelmed by the love and well-wishes we have received from so many of you.  The …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 8, 2020 at 1:32 PM

What role will we each play over the next 26 days?

What role will we each play over the next 26 days? Dear Friend This morning, I woke with my heart beating, stewing about the lies Mike Pence tried to share with the American people in last night's debate. Somehow Trump's performance was something I anticipa…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 1, 2020 at 8:56 PM

I've moved! & September Board Meetings

I've moved! & September Board Meetings Dear Friends,  Brooke and I moved over the last month, which explains my slight delay in writing you. I have been continuing to work hard on the priorities we share.  For the last 7 years, th…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
September 19, 2020 at 3:51 PM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her last wish

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her last wish Dear Friend We lost a giant yesterday. One we will all miss, but that women, including those I care most about, will miss in a different way than I will ever know. So, for those hurting today, please know my heart is br…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
August 17, 2020 at 5:15 PM

July Board Meetings and County Board Action, July/August

July Board Meetings and County Board Action, July/August Friends,  I hope this email finds each of you well. To those who wrote regarding Brooke and my engagement: thank you for your very kind notes. I will treasure them as we bring our lives together an…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
July 30, 2020 at 6:43 PM

Got Engaged! Personal, not political 😃

Got Engaged! Personal, not political 😃 Dear Friend On Monday afternoon, I asked Brooke Tansill to marry me. She said yes, and I will be forever grateful.  I am writing to you this morning because many of you received my first email in January 2018 when…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
July 14, 2020 at 2:16 PM

Thank you & Today's Swearing in of Takis Karantonis

Thank you & Today's Swearing in of Takis Karantonis Dear Friends, I am working today on COVID 19 response, policing issues, and housing. As I do, I wanted to take a quick minute to thank you so much for helping elect Takis Karantonis as our next County …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
July 7, 2020 at 10:44 AM

Today is Election Day in Arlington--Please Go Vote!

Today is Election Day in Arlington--Please Go Vote! Dear Friends, Today is election day in Arlington. The polls are open from 6 am to 7 pm--please go to your regular polling place and vote for Takis Karantonis. To find your polling location: https://vote.el…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
July 4, 2020 at 12:34 PM

July 4th, 2020: 3 Pictures & Our Unfinished Work (you can vote today!)

July 4th, 2020: 3 Pictures & Our Unfinished Work (you can vote today!) Friends, I want to wish you a happy and safe July 4th and share three pictures that tell the story of hope, worry, and the unfinished work we have over the next 3 days and 10 hours. …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 27, 2020 at 8:04 PM

Arlington's Future: Takis, 3 days, 10 Days, and July 7th Election

Arlington's Future: Takis, 3 days, 10 Days, and July 7th Election I am writing to ask you to vote in the July 7th special election, Takis Karantonis is smart, hard-working, experienced on the issues and ready to contribute in this difficult moment. Please r…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 25, 2020 at 4:30 PM

June Meetings, Listening on Racial Justice and Policing, & the Chalk

June Meetings, Listening on Racial Justice and Policing, & the Chalk Friends,  The June County Board meetings and the last 9 days since I wrote you have been extremely busy. On COVID 19, we moved into Phase 2 and are slated to start Phase 3 next Wedn…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 15, 2020 at 9:29 PM

Our Shared Ideals: Takis Karantonis, the July 7th Election, and 2022

Our Shared Ideals: Takis Karantonis, the July 7th Election, and 2022 Friends,  This afternoon, I write to share with you my endorsement of Takis Karantonis in the July 7th Special Election and to tell you why this election is so important for Arlington's…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 11, 2020 at 9:18 PM

The Last 10 Days: Lafayette Sq., Body Worn Cameras, and Our Next Steps

The Last 10 Days: Lafayette Sq., Body Worn Cameras, and Our Next Steps Friends,  Since I last wrote you, on Monday, June 1st, Arlington, like our country, has been focused on racial justice, our police, and what we can and must do to make our community a…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 1, 2020 at 2:27 PM

George Floyd and Phase 1: Our Toughest Moment

George Floyd and Phase 1: Our Toughest Moment Friends,  This morning, I write to you on what I believe is the most difficult moment in our country's last 50 years. I say that even as I know systemic injustice has been with us over that last half century.…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 29, 2020 at 12:50 AM

Town Hall tomorrow, Tuesday's Board Action, Testing @ Barcroft, & Tomorrow: What does Phase 1 mean?

Town Hall tomorrow, Tuesday's Board Action, Testing @ Barcroft, & Tomorrow: What does Phase 1 mean? Click here at 12:30 to watch a town hall on COVID 19. I'll be hosting with Katie as we address your questions and what Phase 1 means for Arlington…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 22, 2020 at 4:29 PM

Resources as You Vote for the School Board & Why David Priddy and Cristina Diaz-Torres are my choices

Resources as You Vote for the School Board & Why David Priddy and Cristina Diaz-Torres are my choices Friends,  This morning, as we continue to work on COVID 19 response with a Town Hall question and answer in just a few minutes at 123…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 20, 2020 at 9:01 PM

May County Board Meetings, COVID 19 Status Update & Response, and Gutshall Memorial Fund

May County Board Meetings, COVID 19 Status Update & Response, and Gutshall Memorial Fund Friday's Facebook Town Hall, where Katie Cristol, Public Health Director, Emergency Services lead, and I answered questions from Arlington Residents  …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 12, 2020 at 9:30 PM

What's next? The NOVA Data, 2 Week Extension, Updates, and How to Help

What's next? The NOVA Data, 2 Week Extension, Updates, and How to Help Governor Northam issued an Executive Order today to help the region & thereby Arlington. More below. Friends,  Today, Governor Northam issued an E…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 6, 2020 at 4:41 PM

The April County Board Meetings, Next Year's Budget, Where we Stand on COVID, County Board Election, and School Board Elections

The April County Board Meetings, Next Year's Budget, Where we Stand on COVID, County Board Election, and School Board Elections Friends,  Over the past week, since I wrote last Wednesday, the County Board finished the Budget and the County…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
April 29, 2020 at 7:29 PM

Arlington Schools; May 7th Deadline to Request your Ballot for the School Board Caucus; Please Vote for Cristina Diaz-Torres and David Priddy

Arlington Schools; May 7th Deadline to Request your Ballot for the School Board Caucus; Please Vote for Cristina Diaz-Torres and David Priddy Friends,  As we continue to respond to COVID 19, the County has taken additional steps on homeles…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
April 26, 2020 at 9:29 PM

COVID 19 Status Report, Friday's Town Hall, Reopening--Standards, the Budget, Housing--Resources, Grants--10K, Regionalism, and Contact Tracing

COVID 19 Status Report, Friday's Town Hall, Reopening--Standards, the Budget, Housing--Resources, Grants--10K, Regionalism, and Contact Tracing Arlington Residents and Friends,  I write to update you on where we are in responding to COVID 1…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
April 23, 2020 at 10:42 PM

Erik Gutshall (1970 – 2020)

Erik Gutshall (1970 – 2020) Friends,  Last Thursday, Erik Gutshall passed away: "It is with a broken heart that I share this news.... today the sweetest, most amazing man has lost his battle with brain cancer..." …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
April 15, 2020 at 9:41 PM

Hunger Response, Testing Progress and Challenge, Where we Stand (PPE, Beds, Ventilators & STAFF), Stay-at-Home Extended to May 8th, and Matt's Takes

Hunger Response, Testing Progress and Challenge, Where we Stand (PPE, Beds, Ventilators & STAFF), Stay-at-Home Extended to May 8th, and Matt's Takes Arlington Residents and Friends,  This email shares progress we have in response to COV…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
April 9, 2020 at 7:40 PM

Face Covering, Draft County Budget, Servers, Those who Directly Help the Homeless, Town Hall Tomorrow

Face Covering, Draft County Budget, Servers, Those who Directly Help the Homeless, Town Hall Tomorrow Arlington Residents and Friends,  As we continue to respond to COVID 19, your best daily source of information is by going to this page: h…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
April 8, 2020 at 5:24 PM

Erik Gutshall

Erik Gutshall Friends,  As you may know, on Monday our friend Erik Gutshall announced that he is resigning from the Arlington County Board. I write to share his statement with you and express how very, very sad we are that he is resigning. …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
April 3, 2020 at 1:22 PM

County Board--Video Update, Today's Facebook Town Hall, How to Get Help in the Federal Bill, Donation Event Today! & Other Ways to Help

County Board--Video Update, Today's Facebook Town Hall, How to Get Help in the Federal Bill, Donation Event Today! & Other Ways to Help Arlington Residents and Friends,  Since you get so much to read, I wanted to give you information to…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
March 31, 2020 at 10:55 PM

County Board Meeting, Governor's Order, and Reason for Hope

County Board Meeting, Governor's Order, and Reason for Hope Arlington Residents and Friends,  Yesterday, the Governor issued a stay-at-home order and the Arlington County Board met electronically to continue to work to respond to the Corona…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
March 30, 2020 at 2:43 PM

A Painful Point: First 2 Deaths in Arlington due to the Caronavirus

A Painful Point: First 2 Deaths in Arlington due to the Caronavirus Arlington Residents and Friends,  As you may know, over the weekend, Arlington passed a painful point: we lost two of our residents to COVID 19. This is not unanticipated …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
March 27, 2020 at 10:23 PM

Where we are in Arlington on COVID 19 and Where we are Headed

Where we are in Arlington on COVID 19 and Where we are Headed Arlington Residents and Friends,  This Friday, I want to share with you four big picture updates on where we are in Arlington in responding to COVID 19 and thoughts on where I b…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
March 25, 2020 at 9:21 PM

Board Meeting Update on COVID 19, Federal Bill, and Arlington Firefighter Tests Positive

Board Meeting Update on COVID 19, Federal Bill, and Arlington Firefighter Tests Positive Friends,  Several key updates lead me to email today to highlight how we are responding.  First, the County Board met yesterday and I want to share 1…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
March 23, 2020 at 11:43 PM

Safety Comes First: Governor Closes Schools, County Closing Parks +, and Progress on Hunger Response

Safety Comes First: Governor Closes Schools, County Closing Parks +, and Progress on Hunger Response Friends,  Today was another busy day at home for all of us with the Governor's announcement that (1) the schools will be closed through th…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
March 21, 2020 at 5:59 PM

Video Update from this am's Board Meeting & Action on Safety Net

Video Update from this am's Board Meeting & Action on Safety Net Friends,  This morning, the County Board met and began with an update on COVID 19 in Arlington. Click below to watch (not read :)) for 10 minutes and get updated. One of…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
March 20, 2020 at 10:58 PM

Safety Outside, Small Business Support, Treasurer on Taxes, NEW County Email, and LINK to 830 Board Meeting

Safety Outside, Small Business Support, Treasurer on Taxes, NEW County Email, and LINK to 830 Board Meeting Friends,  We are continuing to work for you, but tomorrow at 830 is our County Board meeting, so I am preparing and will make this …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
March 19, 2020 at 11:53 PM

County Hotline, Community Spread, and the Imperative of Social Distancing Now

County Hotline, Community Spread, and the Imperative of Social Distancing Now Friends,  Arlington County is continuing to respond to the caronavirus with resources, but I want to be honest with you that we are in the middle of the critical…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
March 18, 2020 at 8:58 PM

COVID 19 Testing in Arlington, Eviction Prevention, Volunteering Safely, and Links to Keep You Home and Updated

COVID 19 Testing in Arlington, Eviction Prevention, Volunteering Safely, and Links to Keep You Home and Updated Dear Arlingtonians,  The County is continuing to take steps to address COVID 19 as we work to minimize infections and slow the …