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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. 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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Vol. 50 No. 1 – Jul/Aug 2015

Vol. 50 No. 1 – Jul/Aug 2015

The Makers of our Future: The movement that could reshape local economies

Saturday, July 18, 2015

About the cover: The maker movement is about inventors and entrepreneurs sharing tools, space and know-how to create everything from toys to robots to public art. They're also putting manufacturing back in the hands of the individual. When that happens, new industries can pop up anywhere and reshape a local economy.

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Vol. 50 No. 5 – June 2015

Vol. 50 No. 5 – June 2015

On Location: Why filmmakers are zooming in on Virginia communities

Thursday, June 18, 2015

About the cover: Steven Spielberg chose Petersburg and Richmond as the setting for his Academy award winning biopic Lincoln. For this scene, the filmmakers recreated a tent camp where Lincoln has a poignant exchange with two African-American Union soldiers. Photo courtesy of City of Petersburg.

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Vol. 50 No. 4 – May 2015

Vol. 50 No. 4 – May 2015

Bringing tourist to your doorstep: How to attract tourism that has staying power

Monday, May 18, 2015

About the cover: Throw open your doors to a better kind of tourism tht inspires foot traffic – not car traffic – and invites people in for a genuinely local experience.

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Vol. 50 No. 3 – April 2015

Vol. 50 No. 3 – April 2015

Stretching the limits: Healthy Eating Active Living campaign takes hold in Virginia

Saturday, April 18, 2015

About the cover: (L-R) Leesburg Town Council Member Katie Sheldon Hammler, Crewe Town Council Member Phil Miskovic and Richmond City Council Member Cynthia Newbille demonstrate that even a routine government meetin can be a healthy exercise. Each of the council members represents a Virginia local government that has adopted Healthy Eating Active Living resolutions promoting active communities, healthy worksplaces and increased access to nutritious food.

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Vol. 50 No. 2 – March 2015

Vol. 50 No. 2 – March 2015

‘If I were mayor’: NaSeem Hopson Essay contest winner

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

About the cover: Na’Seem Hopson, an 11-year-old seventh grader from Hopewell, was the first statewide winner in the Virginia Municipal League’s “If I Were Mayor” contest.

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