18 Blocks - 6 Ambassadors - Serving since 2008
Removal of litter, weeds and graffiti. Set up, hospitality services and tear down for the many special events in the district. A Safety Ambassador element was added to the program in the summer of 2008 to enhance the awareness of the organizations services throughout the district as well as support events and other programming.
Heard on the Street in Arlington
"I just wanted to commend and thank one of the Rosslyn Ambassadors. Yesterday, a co-worker of mine and I were looking for a restaurant and were obviously lost. The Ambassador was cleaning the sidewalk and asked if we needed directions. After we told him where we needed to go, he provided us with directions. We said thank you and began to walk. After walking more than a block he caught up with us, realized he told us the wrong directions, and guided us in the right direction. I just wanted to thank him again for working so hard in our community and thank you for the service you provide."
"To the fantastic BID staff and the Ambassador team: I just want you to know how much I appreciate the dedication, fast-thinking, and heroic efforts you ALL exhibited today at our Jazz Festival.
In its 22-year history, this was a first for 50-mile-an-hour winds to shut down the festival. The cooperation with the firemen and police made the evacuation as smooth as it could possibly be, then the clean-up was fast and complete.
This was truly a team effort. GREAT, great work today, guys! You can be proud!
Thank you again!"
"As I waited for the light to change so I could walk across the street, I noticed an Ambassador meticulously scooping up trash along the sidewalk. I stopped her to say what a wonderful job she was doing. Her name was Deborah R. I come to Rosslyn every month for a meeting and I appreciate walking along the tidy path. Thanks for a great job."
"I have been a resident of Rosslyn since 1996, and want to pay my compliments to the work and presence of your Ambassadors! There is one in particular that I'd like to highlight, Percival P. -- he is always smiling, willing to say hello, and takes such great care of our streets. Thank you!"
Media Coverage of the Rosslyn BID Ambassador Program
Rosslyn bid selects Block by Block as its service provider
The Rosslyn BID, located in Arlington, VA, has selected Block by Block to provide cleaning and safety services for its Clean and Safe Program. After careful consideration of many potential vendors, both national and local, the Rosslyn BID selected Block by Block based on qualifications, abilities and proven experience in managing Ambassador Programs for nearly thirty different districts throughout the United States.Read more
Rosslyn BID sponsors clothing drive
The Rosslyn BID collected 119 bags of donated clothing from 30 commercial and residential building throughout Rosslyn - doubling its total from last year's collection. The clothing will be distributed to the homeless clients of A-SPAN (Arlington Street People's Assistance Network).Read more