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Feb 07

Roanoke Recap - Feb. 7, 2020

Posted on February 7, 2020 at 11:59 AM by Melinda Mayo

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Smith Named to Serve as Acting Police Chief

Roanoke City Manager Bob Cowell has named Deputy Chief Chester R. Smith, Jr. to serve as Acting Police Chief effective Jan. 31.  Read more here. Learn about the recruitment process for a new Police Chief here.

City Seeks Citizen Input for Improvements to Target Area

Last year, the City of Roanoke selected the Belmont and Fallon neighborhoods as the focus of community development funding for revitalization activity over the next five years. This area is located between I-581, Fallon Park, and runs from Tazewell Avenue south to Highland Avenue. Residents are invited to take a survey to provide input on the type of improvements desired.

Roanoke Valley Saves Week to Teach Money-Saving Methods

The City of Roanoke, Bank On Roanoke Valley, and United Way of the Roanoke Valley are working together to hold Roanoke Valley Saves Week on Feb. 24-28. Participants will learn how to set financial goals, track their spending, and take control of their financial future. More information is available here.

Consider Becoming a Citizen Science Monitor

A public information session will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Raleigh Court Branch Library, located at 2112 Grandin Rd SW, to share details about the Citizen Science Water Monitoring Program and how you can volunteer to be involved.  To learn more about the program click here, or you can check out the Facebook event. To participate, send an email to citizenscience@cleanvalley.org.