The City of Arlington provides transparent and useful information about its projects, programs, and processes, promoting understanding among residents through social media, news releases, events, community involvement, and meetings.

Under the direction of the Community Engagement Director, Sarah Lopez, the Communications Department duties may include:

  • Establishing and administering a citywide public information program
  • Managing and oversight of city social media accounts
  • Managing and oversight of the city website
  • Producing city newsletters and other publications
  • Producing news releases
  • Media liaison to news outlets
  • Graphic Design

Media Inquiries:

The PIO for the City of Arlington is Mandy Kruger. For breaking news inquiries, the PIO can be reached at: 425-754-1728.  For non-breaking news stories, email:

When it is determined that an officer is needed to speak on the subject matter of an incident, or when the City PIO is not available, contact Lieutenant Peter Barrett at: 360-403-3400, or email:


We are committed to providing meaningful and timely information to help keep you informed on city news, projects, events, and other things happening in Arlington. There are several ways for you to connect, listed below: 

The Arlington Update is a quarterly newsletter that highlights programs, projects and services that create quality of life in Arlington. The Arlington Update is mailed to every resident living within the 98223-zip code. Printed copies are available for pick up at City Hall. If you would like to receive an electronic copy, please sign up for the Arlington Update here: Arlington Update Newsletter | Arlington, WA (

Arlington Weekly E-News is the best way to stay informed of City news, projects, events, and programs. Sign up to receive email alerts on topics that are important to you. 

Sign up for the weekly newsletter here: City of Arlington WA : Mailing List Signup (

City Social Media accounts are a terrific way to stay informed by following and engaging with us on our social media sites!