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Virginia Town & City is the official magazine of the Virginia Municipal League.
Published 9 times a year at 13 E. Franklin St. Richmond, VA 23219.

Editor / Advertising Manager: Rob Bullington

Contributing Editor & Graphic Design: Manuel Timbreza

Circulation Manager: Rob Bullington

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Vol. 49 No. 6 – July/Aug 2014

Vol. 49 No. 6 – July/Aug 2014

Norfolk: To chart its future, a port city adapts

Thursday, July 10, 2014

2014 VML Annual Conference preview

About the cover: Water – a defining characteristic of Norfolk throughout its history – remains at the heart of a city determined to adapt to the challenges confronting its future.

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Vol. 49 No. 5 – June 2014

Vol. 49 No. 5 – June 2014

Redistricting: In search of a better solution

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

About the cover: Redistricting – the drawing of political maps – is arguably the most important factor in determining the political make-up of our state and country.  A new bipartisan grassroots effort launched this year in Virginia is attempting to take the process out of the proverbial smoke-filled rooms where super-partisanship governs the redrawing of legislative districts.

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Vol. 49 No. 4 – May 2014

Vol. 49 No. 4 – May 2014

So you’ve gone and gotten yourself elected: Now what?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

About the cover: For newly-elected local government officials in Virginia, becoming more acquainted with their roles and responsibilities as soon as possible is crucial.  This issue of Virginia Town & City was assembled to help these new officials perform their duties effectively and avoid any number of unnecessary pitfalls.

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Vol. 49 No. 3 – April 2014

Vol. 49 No. 3 – April 2014

What’s the buzz? : Historic downtown Bristol

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

About the cover: When it comes to providing an exemplary downtown experience, it’s going to be hard to beat what Bristol has in store for visitors.  Photograph by Malcolm J. Wilson.

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Vol. 49 No. 2 – March 2014

Vol. 49 No. 2 – March 2014

Records Management: It’s the law and good business

Saturday, March 15, 2014

About the cover: The Virginia Public Records Act was created to ensure that the procedures used to manage and preserve public records are uniform across the state.  The act is the foundation on which all public records, from the office of the governor to the smallest city or town, must be managed.

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Vol. 49 No. 1 – Jan/Feb 2014

Vol. 49 No. 1 – Jan/Feb 2014

VML President David Helms, Mayor, Town of Marion

Friday, January 10, 2014

About the cover: Marion Mayor David Helms, pictured here in front of the Marion Volunteer Fire Department, was elected the 95th president of the Virginia Municipal League at the VML Annual Conference held in Arlington in October. Photograph by David Parsons.

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Vol. 48 No. 10 – Dec. 2013

Vol. 48 No. 10 – Dec. 2013

So long, Mike: Amyx steps down after 33 years as VML Executive Director

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

About the cover: Mike Amyx will step down as executive director of the Virginia Municipal League Dec. 31 after leading the association for the past 33 years. Photograph by David Parsons.

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Vol. 48 No. 9 – Nov. 2013

Vol. 48 No. 9 – Nov. 2013

VHDA helps communities in using tax credits for innovative housing

Monday, November 11, 2013

About the cover: Martinsville, like many of the cities and towns across Virginia, is combining Low-Income Housing Tax Credits with other financing programs to revitalize their communities. Wayne D.P. Knox, Martinsville’s director of community development, stands in front of Martinsville Lofts.  Originally a historic factory building, today Martinsville Lofts is an inviting and affordable residential community.  Photography by Doug Buerlein.

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Vol. 48 No. 8 – Oct. 2013

Vol. 48 No. 8 – Oct. 2013

2013 Annual Conference edition: Arlington – Dynamic urban villages do the landscape

Friday, October 11, 2013

About the cover: Arlington is home to a number of “urban villages” – transit-oriented neighborhoods where shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and living and working space are knitted together in one vibrant place.

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Vol. 48 No. 7 – Sept. 2013

Vol. 48 No. 7 – Sept. 2013

2013 VML Achievement Awards – President’s Award: Virginia Beach – Planing initiative charted new direction for city

Sunday, August 11, 2013

About the cover: Thirty-six entries in six categories were received for judging in the 2013 VML Achievement Awards competition.  The VML awards program is conducted annually to encourage and recognize excellence and innovation in Virginia local government. This year’s winner of the President’s Award is the City of Virginia Beach.

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