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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. 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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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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