Town and City
Get connected: Technology solutions that localities can use
- Smarter solutions for a connected government
- Defining success through technology
- Take back the innovation narrative one story at a time
- Reaping the benefits of converting to VoIP
About the cover: This month we look at some technology-driven services and products that are helping local governments work better, faster and smarter. Rather than presenting pie-in-the-sky ideas, however, we’ve tried to keep it real with affordable (if not free) solutions that any local government – big or small – can use.
Gear up for growth: What the future holds for Economic Development in Virginia
- The business of creating business-ready sites
- Virginia looks to workforce development on its way to the top
- What is the state of economic development?
- Nine basics to put your community on track for success
- … and more!
About the cover: In 2019 Virginia was ranked #1 among states for business. That was news worth celebrating, but we won’t keep that title without robust economic development initiatives in 2020 and beyond. In this issue, we check in with some state-level programs that are poised to take economic development in Virginia to new heights and what that means for localities across the Commonwealth. We also check in with a small town’s economic development director and get some international relations advice from a protocol expert.
VML’s new president: Norfolk’s native son Thomas R. Smigiel, Jr.
- VML’s 2020 Legislative Program
- A visit to FASTC and Blackstone
- Rethinking recycling
- …and more!
This is one busy guy. He’s a council member from the City of Norfolk, principal of the Academy for Discovery at Lakewood, a city-wide Project Based Learning and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme school, and our new president! Get to know Tommy Smigiel beginning on page 12.
Vol. 47 No. 10 – December 2012
Money matters: Local issues will abound in 2013 General Assembly About the cover: The 2013 session of the General Assembly will convene Jan. 9 in Richmond. Local government issues, many…
Vol. 47 No. 9 – November 2012
VML President Ed Daley, City Manager, Hopewell Also inside: Preventing underground utility damage About the cover: Hopewell City Manager Ed Daley, DPA, Was elected the 94th president of the Virginia…
Vol. 47 No. 8 – October 2012
Be a part of history in Williamsburg: VML Annual Conference Sept. 23-25, 2012 Files: Download VTCOct12_Web.pdf (4.26 MB)
Vol. 47 No. 7 – September 2012
President’s Award Winner: Abingdon – Free wireless Internet coverage blankets town About the cover: More than 65 entries in six categories were received for judging in the 2012 VML Achievement…
Vol. 47 No. 6 – Jul./Aug. 2012
Gateway: Virginia Beach project transforming oceanfront About the cover: Chris Wojtowicz, charged with overseeing the Laskin Gateway redevelopment project for the City of Virginia Beach, has been consumed with coordinating…
Vol. 47 No. 5 – June 2012
The distinctive city: Community appeal drives economic prosperity About the cover: The Urban Land Institute’s Edward T. McMahon, a keynote speaker at two VML annual conferences, offers suggestions for developing…
Vol. 47 No. 4 – May 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012 – 2:00pm Be a part of history: VML Annual Conference headed to Williamsburg About the cover: VML’s 2012 Annual Conference will take place in Williamsburg Sept.…
Vol. 47 No. 3 – April 2012
Technology: Supercomputer could transform Danville’s economy About the cover: Will Mitchell, a software architect, serves as the site manager in Danville for the nonprofit science and technology company Noblis, which oversees…
Vol. 47 No. 2 – March 2012
Wytheville trail system makes new use of green space Also inside: VMl Achievement Awards call for entries About the cover: Using nets from an aquatic discovery station, children discover some of…
Vole. 47 No. 1 – Jan. / Feb, 2012
Art, development go hand-in-hand in Newport News About the cover: The spirit of Emanuele De Reggi’s Carambola is well-suited to the community in Newport News whose library it graces; the neighborhood…