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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. 54 No. 7 – Sept. 2019

Vol. 54 No. 7 – Sept. 2019

Conference Issue: Embrace a tradition of progress: Roanoke exemplifies the spirit of opportunity in Southwest Virginia

Thursday, August 15, 2019


  • The year in review
  • Cyber-attack ransoms
  • Supreme Court preview

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Vol. 54 No. 6 – Jul/Aug 2019

Vol. 54 No. 6 – Jul/Aug 2019

Destinations abound: What tourism means to the Commonwealth

Monday, July 15, 2019

About the cover: It’s summer! Time to get out and about.  But, where to go? We can help with this issue dedicated to the business of tourism and lesser known destinations around Virginia. 

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Vol. 54 No. 5 – June 2019

Vol. 54 No. 5 – June 2019

It’s Time to Recharge: 2019 Energy Issue

Saturday, June 15, 2019

About the cover: It’s been a year since we looked at energy, so it’s time for a recharge! Keeping the lights on can be complicated, expensive and, well, electrifying. Complicated, because a modern power grid is a multi-faceted network in need of constant monitoring and upkeep. Expensive, because producing and distributing energy takes advanced equipment and smart people to run it. Electrifying, because so many new, exciting things are in the works for power in Virginia. Find out more inside this issue. 

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Vol. 54 No. 4 – May 2019

Vol. 54 No. 4 – May 2019

Building Strong Children: Youth Programs in Virginia - Essay Contest Winners

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

About the cover: This one is all about the kids as we celebrate the winners of VML’s “If I Were Mayor” essay contest (see page 21) and riff on an observation made about education made more than 100 years ago that is as true today as it was then. Learn more on page 10.

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Vol. 54 No. 3 – April 2019

Vol. 54 No. 3 – April 2019

Navigating the new disruption economy: Insight, analysis and advice on technologies reshaping the municipal landscape.

Monday, April 15, 2019

About the cover: Look out Virginians! Scooters on your streets, short-term rentals in your neighborhoods, and solar panels in the pastures on the outskirts of town. What do these and other “disruption economy” offerings mean to your locality and employment as-a-whole across the Commonwealth? We take a look.

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Vol. 54 No. 2 – March 2019

Vol. 54 No. 2 – March 2019

Get on board with Housing & Real Estate: A wide-ranging look at the economics, issues and opportunities in Virginia

Friday, March 15, 2019

About the cover: Spring is (almost) in the air and with it the annual heating up of the real estate market. So, it’s a good time to consider housing and real estate related issues and opportunities across the Commonwealth. From small-scale development in Southwest VA to big tech development in NoVA, this issue is all about the roofs over our heads, the foundations under our feet and the thing every person and business needs: a place to call “home.”

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Vol. 54 No. 1 – Jan/Feb 2019

Vol. 54 No. 1 – Jan/Feb 2019

Rethinking Procurements: What you need to know to make the process easier, better, faster

Friday, February 15, 2019

About the cover: We kick off the year with a collection of articles about procurements.Admittedly, not the most electrifying topic, procurements are nevertheless an essential and heavily codified function of local government. As such, we believe that the discussions herein will be of interest to all our subscribers and may benefit more than a few. Enjoy!

Note: In 2019 each issue of Virginia Town & City will have a theme. Upcoming issues will explore housing and real estate, disruption economies, energy, youth activities in Virginia, and more. 

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Vol. 53 No. 10 – Dec. 2018

Vol. 53 No. 10 – Dec. 2018

VML’s new star: 2019 President Anita James Price

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

About the cover:  Anita James Price, council member from the “Star City” of Roanoke, is the new President of the Virginia Municipal League. VTC highlights Anita’s dedication to education and the City of Roanoke. Story begins on page 13.

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Vol. 53 No. 9 – Nov. 2018

Vol. 53 No. 9 – Nov. 2018

An ounce of prevention: Putting a stop to zoning and land use liability lawsuits

Thursday, November 15, 2018

About the cover: On those occasions that a municipality loses a zoning and land use lawsuit, the reason is almost always a failure to comply with the statutory provisions of Virginia Code Chapter 15.2. These lawsuits are expensive, but the good news, as delivered by former vice mayor for the City of Richmond in this month’s cover article, is that a relatively small amount of preparedness can forestall the need for a cure.

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Vol. 53 No. 8 – Oct. 2018

Vol. 53 No. 8 – Oct. 2018

Environmental Quality and President’s Award: Falls Church uses smart design to drive community and environmental improvements

Monday, October 15, 2018

About the cover: The City of Falls Church took home the 2018 VML President’s Award for their groundbreaking curbside food and organic waste collection program. The city overcame several challenges, from helping residents get past the “gross” factor to transporting the high-water content material, to reduce waste going into the landfill and help the environment in the process. Learn more on page 9.

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