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City Manager's Blog

Learn about the City of Roanoke from the City Manager's point of view.

Jun 11

Plan the Work Then Work the Plan

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 3:07 PM by Whitney Slightham

For more than 100 years the City of Roanoke has formally planned for its future.  Beginning in 1907 through the work of renowned city planner John Nolen, the City began planning for the extension of its streets, the expansion of its boundaries and the development of its parks and recreation amenities.

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Jun 04

Art For the People

Posted on June 4, 2018 at 1:49 PM by Whitney Slightham

I had the opportunity this past weekend to attend the 60th Annual Art Sidewalk Sale put forth by the Taubman Museum of Art.  What a spectacular example of the art that our community has to offer.  Roanoke has long been a supporter of arts and culture. 

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May 25

In Gratitude and In Loving Remembrance

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 9:29 AM by Whitney Slightham

On the last Monday of the month of May each year, we acknowledge the sacrifices made by those who fought and died in conflicts involving the United States. This year we also commemorate the end of World War I (Nov. 11, 1918) – a war that saw 9 million soldiers and 7 million civilians perish.

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