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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. 56 No. 7 – Sept. 2021

Vol. 56 No. 7 – Sept. 2021

A time for towns to shine! 2021 Conference Issue

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Welcome to Leesburg and the Towns of Loudoun County – About the cover: What’s better than one host city for VML’s annual conference? How about seven towns!

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Vol. 56 No. 6 – Jul/Aug 2021

Vol. 56 No. 6 – Jul/Aug 2021

Made In Virginia: 2021 Local Favorites

Friday, July 9, 2021

About the cover: It’s the time of year when we tell you about the winners of our annual Virginia You Love survey contest. This year we asked you tell us about your favorite things made right here in Virginia. Read all about some of the best things from the Commonwealth inside this issue.

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Vol. 56 No. 5 – June 2021

Vol. 56 No. 5 – June 2021

Getting to know the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

About the cover: ARPA! ARPA! ARPA! Oh, and…ARPA!

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Vol. 56 No. 4 – May 2021

Vol. 56 No. 4 – May 2021

Learning in a year like no other: Essay Contest Statewide Winner – Laila Beck-Covington

Sunday, May 9, 2021

About the cover: Thanks to the students, teachers, administrators, and staff who kept the light of learning burning this year! In this issue we hear what some of them have to say about the 2020-2021 school year and get some perspective on the future of learning.

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Vol. 56 No. 3 – April 2021

Vol. 56 No. 3 – April 2021

Understanding the new elections laws

Friday, April 9, 2021

About the cover: The legislation mandating November elections for localities got a lot of attention this session. There were strong opinions on both sides before it passed and was signed into law. VML offers some valuable insight on this important legislation and, in our 2021 Legislative Summary for localities, we help you understand new laws relating to marijuana legalization, wastewater plant improvements, and so much more!

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Vol. 56 No. 2 – March 2021

Vol. 56 No. 2 – March 2021

Energy for housing: Bringing efficiency and the environment under the same roof

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

About the cover: Environmental legislation passed by the 2020 General Assembly has raised the bar on energy efficiency and green building standards for housing in the Commonwealth. This has also created opportunities for new funding for healthier and greener affordable housing. We check in with some agencies and businesses leading the way.

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Vol. 56 No. 1 – Jan/Feb 2021

Vol. 56 No. 1 – Jan/Feb 2021

Broadband now!

Saturday, January 9, 2021

About the cover: Working, studying, socializing…living online during the pandemic has made us all feel that our bandwidth is getting squeezed. What’s needed is some broadband. Many of us have it, far too many still lack it. Find out what’s being done for these Virginians inside.

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Vol. 55 No. 10 – Dec. 2020

Vol. 55 No. 10 – Dec. 2020

VML’s new president!: Galax Mayor Willie Greene

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

On the cover: City of Galax native Willie Greene has worn many hats including (but certainly not limited to) fireman, restauranteur, safety consultant, council member, vice mayor, mayor and now president of the Virginia Municipal League. (cover photo by Austin Pinckney of Monroe Street Photo – Galax, VA).

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Vol. 55 No. 9 – Nov. 2020

Vol. 55 No. 9 – Nov. 2020

The Knowledge to Govern

Monday, November 9, 2020

About the cover: How does the Dillon Rule work? What does Sovereign Immunity mean to localities? What audiences do council members need to think about during meetings? How does one start a media campaign? You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers inside this issue of VTC.

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Vol. 55 No. 8 – Oct. 2020

Vol. 55 No. 8 – Oct. 2020

Screen Time! : Annual Conference goes virtual

Saturday, October 10, 2020

About the cover:  Remember when people got together in the same place at the same time? Really, it used to happen! For example, every October VML members would gather in the same place for our annual conference. Well, we weren’t all in the same place this year, but we did gather, and it was great to see everyone peeking out from our computer screens. Thanks for being “there.”

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