Town and City
Innovation is the key: Hampton’s rich history and vibrant future is on display
Inside: The year in review
On the cover: Vibrant Hampton is located on the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. It is graced with miles of shoreline and breathtaking water views and is literally in the heart of the Hampton Roads region and the center of the East Coast. This seaside city includes exciting attractions and heritage sites that lure visitors with its family-friendly offerings.
The ultimate challenge: Providing educational opportunity for Virginia’s low-income children
Inside: Annual Conference Preliminary Agenda
About the cover: Creating a learning environment for economically-disadvantaged students, particularly where those students are concentrated in low-income schools, requires good leadership and hard work. The ability to provide quality leaders, engaged teachers, and additional services requires additional funding and creativity. There will be a high return on investment if the state can improve the education of its economically-challenged students and schools. The story starts on page 14.
Powering up for the future: Energy bill creates new investments in the grid, renewables, and energy efficiency. Consumer credits, too.
Inside: Conference Host City Night venue revealed.
About the cover: Virginia is poised to power up for the feature following adoption of legislation during the 2018 session of the General Assembly. Learn about the effects of this legislation, as well as approaches local governments are using to benefit from changes in the energy sector. Starts on page 14. By L. Preston Bryant Jr.
Vol. 52 No. 10 – December 2017
A dedication to public service: Dr. Patricia Woodbury is VML’s new president Inside: 2018 General Assembly details On the cover: Newport News Council Member Dr. Patricia Woodbury is the new President of the Virginia Municipal League. VTC highlights Dr. Woodbury’s dedication to public service and the City of Newport News. Story begins on page 12. […]
Vol. 52 No. 9 – November 2017
Step up your game: Increasing playability leads to healthy outcomes for all About the cover: Increasing playability leads to healthy outcomes for all. Eleven Virginia localities have been recognized for making play part of a community-wide agenda. Download VTC Nov. 2017
Vol. 52 No. 8 – October 2017
Community Health and President’s Award: Lynchburg’s Live Healthy website and campaign transforms the community Inside: All Innovation Award winners and Annual Conference recap About the cover: For transforming the health of city residents, Lynchburg’s healthy living campaign was awarded VML’s new Community Health Innovation Award and the 2017 President’s Award. Find inspiration from their […]
Vol. 52 No. 7 – September 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017 – 02:47pm Find your freedom in Williamsburg: VML Annual Conference Issue Inside: Welcome to Williamsburg; Conference Session highlights; 2017 Annual Report On the cover: In Colonial Williamsburg’s Capitol, one can walk the halls where the colony’s representatives struggled with the British governor over the meaning of American liberty. Online articles: 2016-2017 Annual […]
Vol. 52 No. 6 – August 2017
To be sued: A primer on sovereign immunity protection for local government employees Inside: VLGMA celebrates 30th anniversary; Coiner and Woodbury speak on issues in Washington; Inequities in community health; 2017 Supreme Court review for local governments and more … About the cover: The benefits of sovereign immunity vary by type of governmental entity and function. Learn […]
Vol. 52 No. 5 – June/July 2017
Let the sunshine in: Making localities solar-friendly Inside: Construction eyesore = art-portunity; Benefits of community development block grants; Tips to stimulate your local economy and citizens’ health. On the cover: With the solar industry shining brightly in Virginia, governments can attract jobs and revenue by working with solar companies. VML reports on two Virginia communities’ approach to solar, as well as state legislation addressing clean […]
Vol. 52 No. 4 – May 2017
Time to act: Meeting the challenges of short-term rentals in a digital economy Inside: Innovation Awards call for entries; Become a Stairway for Success community; Active healthy seniors create a better future; Bicycling means business On the cover: VML urges every locality to take time to review the regulatory schemes your locality currently has in place that could […]
Vol. 52 No. 3 – April 2017
A place that’s fit to live in: Cities and towns that shape active lifestyles Inside: Hunger doesn’t take a summer break; What happened in the veto session?; Are you being followed? On the cover: Designing a community to support active lifestyles will boost quality of life and economic development. See story on page 13. Files: Download VTCApr17_web
Vol. 52 No. 2 – March 2017
Taking young businesses under the wing: A rural incubator that’s thriving Inside: Local view of the 2017 General Assembly On the cover: The Franklin Business Center is a rural business incubator that’s succeeding – launching new businesses, creating jobs, and infusing cash into the local economy. See story on page 14. Files: Download VTCMar17_web.pdf (3.39 MB)
Vol. 52 No. 1 Jan. / Feb. 2017
‘If I were mayor’: Trey Mitchell of Lawrenceville is statewide winner of essay contest On the cover: Trey Mitchell of Lawrenceville is the statewide winner of the League’s “If I Were Mayor” essay contest. His essay and those of the regional winners can be found on pages 7-15. Inside: Winning essays from all 8 regions Files: Download […]