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City Manager's Blog

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

Jan 14

The Week Ahead

Posted on January 14, 2019 at 4:39 PM by Whitney Slightham

Often on Sunday evening my wife will ask what the week ahead has in store for me.  Most often, my answer is meetings.  The upcoming week is no different, a plethora of meetings lies ahead.  Each of these meetings is intended to initiate something, advance something, or give me the opportunity to meet someone new or learn something I was not aware of. 

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Jan 07

Thanks, John

Posted on January 7, 2019 at 4:44 PM by Melinda Mayo

One of our community’s elected representatives recently resigned, finding it increasingly more difficult to maintain the necessary legal separation between his two passions—private development and community service.  I want to thank John Garland for his 2-plus  years of service on Roanoke City Council.


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Jan 02

Working Together and Involving Everyone

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 1:43 PM by Melinda Mayo

Last week I wrote about three of the values we promote in Roanoke: honesty, respect, and responsibility.  These three, along with the two that I am discussing with this post—teamwork, and diversity and inclusion—are I believe, what make Roanoke’s local government a great place to work and successful at what we do. 

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