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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. 51 No. 7 – Sept. 2016

Vol. 51 No. 7 – Sept. 2016

Step up to the plate: Make local needs known to state lawmakers

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Cover story: The 2017 General Assembly won’t convene until January, but VML members have already drafted the legislative agenda based on issues likely to affect local governments in the coming sessions. Page 15.

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Vol. 51 No. 6 – Jul/Aug 2016

Vol. 51 No. 6 – Jul/Aug 2016

When trust is frayed: Restoring public confidence following a crisis

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cover story: Most public organizations face controversy from time to time. Restoring public trust means allowing the public an open view while you’re fixing it, being prepared to be unpopular, reporting successful baby steps and not expecting much credit for a while. 

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Vol. 51 No. 5 – June 2016

Vol. 51 No. 5 – June 2016

Zika in Virginia? State and local officials prepare to combat virus

Saturday, June 18, 2016

About the cover: Summer is here and so are mosquitoes. Localities have been given broad authority to fight the spread of the virus.

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Vol 51. No. 4 – May 2016

Vol 51. No. 4 – May 2016

State of emergency: Get to know your state partners before disaster strikes

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

About the cover: Governor Terry McAuliffe speaks with the press in the aftermath of the February 2016 tornadoes that devastated the Tappahannock region. In this month’s cover story (page 8), learn the most important ways localities can count on their state partners in times of disaster. Photo courtesy of Va. Department of Emergency Management.

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Vol. 51 No. 3 – April 2016

Vol. 51 No. 3 – April 2016

Turning the page on child hunger: First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe tells a new story about feeding Virginia children

Monday, April 18, 2016

About the cover: First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe reads to a class at Bellevue Elementary School in Richmond during Virginia Agriculture Literacy Week. In this month’s cover story (page 7), Mrs. McAuliffe shares her vision for the No Kid Hungry Virginia Campaign.  Photo by Elaine Lidholm, Va. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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Vol. 51 No. 2 – March 2016

Vol. 51 No. 2 – March 2016

Re-imagine the place where you live: Take a page from Danville’s brand makeover

Friday, March 18, 2016

About the cover: The water tower in Danville displays the city’s new brand “Reimagine That.” The icon represents a new identity that celebrates the spirit of the town and all that it is becoming.

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Vol. 51 No. 1 – Jan/Feb 2016

Vol. 51 No. 1 – Jan/Feb 2016

‘If I were mayor’ Lily McClung of Fishersville is statewide winner of essay contest

Thursday, February 18, 2016

About the cover: Lily McClung of Fishersville, Va., was the statewide winner of the League’s annual “If I Were Mayor” Essay Contest. Her essay is reprinted on page 8.

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Vol. 50 No. 10 – Dec 2015

Vol. 50 No. 10 – Dec 2015

Living local with Ron Rordam: Blacksburg Mayor is new VML President

Friday, December 18, 2015

About the cover: Blacksburg Mayor Ron Rordam is the new President of the Virginia Municipal League.

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Vol. 50 No. 9 – Nov 2015

Vol. 50 No. 9 – Nov 2015

Mixing it up: Mixed-use/mixed-income loans spark revitalization projects

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

About the cover: VHDA’s Dale Wittie and developer Buddy Gadams stand in front of The Law Building in Norfolk. Due to a recent expansion of VHDA’s mixed-use/mixed-income loan program, local governments and developers have more options when it comes to financing rental properties – enabling them to serve a broader range of income levels. Photo by Doug Buerlien.

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Vol. 50 No. 8 – Oct 2015

Vol. 50 No. 8 – Oct 2015

Annual Conference Issue – Richmond: The people, the history, the issues that shape a city

Sunday, October 18, 2015

About the cover: The city and the river aren’t worlds apart in Richmond, but woven together. Offices, shops and restaurants overlook the river where kayakers and paddleboarders glide along the banks of downtown Richmond.

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