About RAFOM

Welcome! The Radnor / Ft. Myer Heights Civic Association (RAFOM) serves the residential community in Arlington, Virginia that includes much of Rosslyn, Courthouse, and Ft. Myer Heights. The area is bounded Wilson Boulevard on the north, the Potomac River and National Park Service land on the east, Arlington Cemetery and Fort Myer on the south, and Courthouse Road on the west. Check the Geographical Boundaries map to see if you live in the area. RAFOM is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. A member of the Arlington County Civic Federation and Arlington County Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee, RAFOM plays an active role in representing the interests of neighborhood residents. All members of the community are welcome to attend RAFOM's regular meetings and/or join as members.

The panoramic view of Washington from the Annual Meeting at Top of the Town includes the Marine Corps War Memorial.



Message from RAFOM President Stan Karson:

On June 7, 2017 RAFOM held its 18th Annual Meeting at Top of the Town, and many felt it was one of our very best.

Almost 200 people attended, including a number of local officials. Katie Cristol provided welcoming remarks on behalf of the County Board, Duke Banks did the same for the Arlington County Civic Federation as did Colonel Patrick Duggan for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

The main attraction of the evening was our guest speaker, Congressman Don Beyer,    His address, according to many comments afterward, was extremely well received, including his thoughtful answers to many questions. We were pleased once again to have Paul Ferguson, Clerk of the Court, introduce our guest speaker.

The RAFOM Nominating Committee, chaired by Peggy Irving and including Tammy Bagnato and Bob Blakeman, recommended that the four RAFOM officers and four at large Board members be reelected for another two-year term, and this was voted unanimously by the membership.

Thanks are clearly due to the tireless efforts of RAFOM Vice President Patricia Darneille; abundant food was available and enjoyed by all, as were the drinks and our volunteer professional pianist, Milton Nelson, accompanied by his grandson Jalen on the saxophone.

All in all, another very successful Annual Meeting, and we thank all of you who were able to attend, as well as those who wanted to but were unable to.

Sincerely,

Stan Karson