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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. 59 No. 3 – April 2024

Vol. 59 No. 3 – April 2024

Virginia Housing grants making a difference

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

About the cover: These folks work hard to create affordable housing opportunities in the Commonwealth but rarely get pictures of their own house featured anywhere…so we decided that Virginia Housing’s Richmond headquarters deserved the cover this month! Learn about some great things being done with Virginia Housing grants in Southwest Virginia inside.

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Vol. 59 No. 2 – March 2024

Vol. 59 No. 2 – March 2024

Water Quality Considerations

Monday, March 18, 2024

About the cover: In 1941 Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers melodically asked: “Can you see that big, green tree? Where the water’s runnin’ free. And it’s waitin’ there for me and you? Water, cool, clear water.” Things have changed a bit since then. But, rather than try to find rhymes for things like Polyfluorinated Substances, it would be a whole lot better to keep improving our water. Find out more about efforts to do just that inside.

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Vol. 59 No. 1 – Jan/Feb 2024

Vol. 59 No. 1 – Jan/Feb 2024

100 Years: Celebrating 100 years of VML's magazine

Monday, February 19, 2024

About the cover: Really, the topic here should be “About the covers” because that beautiful mosaic is really dozens of VTC (nee’ the Virginia Municipal Review) covers through the years. But a magazine is so much more than its cover and we’re glad you’ve turned the page and opened this issue marking 100 years of VML having a magazine! More memories to explore inside.

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Vol. 58 No. 9 – Dec. 2023

Vol. 58 No. 9 – Dec. 2023

A man who cares: Meet VML President and Town of Farmville Vice-Mayor A.D. “Chuckie” Reid

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

On the cover: VTC sat down for a conversation with our new President in late November and learned a lot about how big events in the small town of Farmville over half a century ago shaped not only his life but the course of the nation. Find out more starting on page 16.

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Vol. 58 No. 8 – Oct/Nov 2023

Vol. 58 No. 8 – Oct/Nov 2023

Growing a successful community garden program Town of Blacksburg takes top honors

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

About the cover: Vegetables, flowers, social events, educational outreach, and equity initiatives…all these things and more are popping up in the Town of Blacksburg’s dynamic (and award winning) community gardens program. Learn more on page 13.

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2023 VML Annual Report

2023 VML Annual Report

The Year in Review: 2022 - 2023

Monday, October 30, 2023

This is the Annual Report section of the 2023 Sept. conference issue of VTC. Read the report >

Vol. 58 No. 7 – Sept. 2023

Vol. 58 No. 7 – Sept. 2023

2023 Annual Conference Issue: Norfolk – Respect for Local Governments

Friday, September 29, 2023

About the cover: The City of Norfolk welcomes VML for its 2023 Annual Conference at the Waterside Marriott. While you’re there, take in all that the “Mermaid City” has to offer! Learn more in this issue.

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Vol. 58 No. 6 – Jul/Aug 2023

Vol. 58 No. 6 – Jul/Aug 2023

Outdoor spaces that do more! 2023 The Virginia You Love edition

Saturday, July 22, 2023

High temperatures? Check. Kids wearing short sleeves and shorts? Yup. VML’s annual look at outdoor destinations and doings in the Commonwealth? You’ve got it! For 2023 we’re looking at how some outdoor places are serving many purposes and offering a variety of options. Happy summer! (pictured is pod cabin in Roanoke County’s Explore Park, see page 11)

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Vol. 58 No. 5 – June 2023

Vol. 58 No. 5 – June 2023

Chart a course for charters!

Thursday, June 15, 2023

About the cover:  Charters are like the compass that shows the way to the map that lets local governments know how to find the directions to the key that opens the chest with the scroll that…sorry, we got off track there. Rest assured though that with a charter a locality will always find its way!

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Vol. 58 No. 4 – May 2023

Vol. 58 No. 4 – May 2023

Big ideas from bright kids: The winners of the "If I were Mayor" essay contest – Statewide Winner is Jayden McCraw

Monday, May 15, 2023

About the cover: Looking for some reassurances that Virginia’s future is in good hands? Well, we’ve got a group of kids with some great ideas for improving their communities that are sure to brighten your day. Read what these mayors in waiting have planned inside.

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