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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. 55 No. 7 – Sept. 2020

Vol. 55 No. 7 – Sept. 2020

A Norfolk State of mind: VML Annual Conference issue

Thursday, September 10, 2020

About the cover: A virtual conference this year means missing out on everything this fantastic city has to offer; it also means having a lot to look forward to when we return in 2023. 

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Vol. 55 No. 6 – Jul/Aug 2020

Vol. 55 No. 6 – Jul/Aug 2020

Now entering Outside, VA

Friday, July 10, 2020

About the cover: Soar to new heights, embrace adventure, explore nature, and experience the best places to day trip in Virginia! Pictured on the cover is the Hiwasse Bridge at the New River Trail State Park. Photographed by Sue Mellen.

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Vol. 55 No. 5 – June 2020

Vol. 55 No. 5 – June 2020

Hold on!: Transportation funding is shifting gears

Monday, June 15, 2020

About the the cover: Hold on! Get a grip! Grab hold of something solid and brace yourself! Transportation funding in Virginia is about to make a sharp turn for the better.

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Vol. 55 No. 4 – May 2020

Vol. 55 No. 4 – May 2020

Get wise about the state of education today! Essay Contest Statewide Winner is Preston Lieu.

Friday, May 15, 2020

About the cover: Hey, isn’t that VML’s 2020 “If I Were Mayor” essay winner, 7th grader Preston Lieu? It sure is! You can read Preston’s essay, as well as all those from the regional winners, inside.

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Vol. 55 No. 3 – April 2020

Vol. 55 No. 3 – April 2020

Take the extra step for Virginia’s environment

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

About the cover: Hey Virginia, it’s spring! And now more than ever it’s important to step outside and enjoy this magnificent season in our magnificent state. And while you’re out there, consider what localities and the state are doing to preserve the great outdoors. We give you some (green) food for thought.

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Vol. 55 No. 2 – March 2020

Vol. 55 No. 2 – March 2020

Get connected: Technology solutions that localities can use

Sunday, March 15, 2020

About the cover: This month we look at some technology-driven services and products that are helping local governments work better, faster and smarter. Rather than presenting pie-in-the-sky ideas, however, we’ve tried to keep it real with affordable (if not free) solutions that any local government – big or small – can use.

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Vol. 55 No. 1 – Jan/Feb 2020

Vol. 55 No. 1 – Jan/Feb 2020

Gear up for growth: What the future holds for Economic Development in Virginia

Saturday, February 15, 2020

About the cover: In 2019 Virginia was ranked #1 among states for business. That was news worth celebrating, but we won’t keep that title without robust economic development initiatives in 2020 and beyond. In this issue, we check in with some state-level programs that are poised to take economic development in Virginia to new heights and what that means for localities across the Commonwealth. We also check in with a small town’s economic development director and get some international relations advice from a protocol expert.

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Vol. 54 No. 10 – Dec. 2019

Vol. 54 No. 10 – Dec. 2019

VML’s new president: Norfolk’s native son Thomas R. Smigiel, Jr.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

On the cover: This is one busy guy. He’s a council member from the City of Norfolk, principal of the Academy for Discovery at Lakewood, a city-wide Project Based Learning and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme school, and our new president! Get to know Tommy Smigiel beginning on page 12.

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Vol. 54 No. 9 – Nov. 2019

Vol. 54 No. 9 – Nov. 2019

Happy budget season!: Celebrate all that the season offers (and takes) with our experts.

Friday, November 15, 2019

On the cover: Most everyone enjoys making money. Some people enjoy spending money while others prefer to save. Local and state governments are made up of people, so why should they be any different? In this issue we explore the mechanism by which governments make plans to spend or save money: Budgets!

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Vol. 54 No. 8 – Oct. 2019

Vol. 54 No. 8 – Oct. 2019

2019 VML President’s Innovation Award: ‘Project Imagine' takes top honors for Danville

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

(Pictured on the cover) Robert David, Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Coordinator. The City of Danville was awarded the 2019 VML President’s Innovation Award at this year’s annual conference in Roanoke. Their winning entry in the Youth Services category was for “Project Imagine” a program created by Robert David to help at-risk youths imagine a life outside of gangs by working for their community. Learn more on page 11.

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