Town and City
Happy budget season!: Celebrate all that the season offers (and takes) with our experts.
- A budget primer
- Understanding Virginia’s budget process
- A budget perspective
- …and more!
Most everyone enjoys making money. Some people enjoy spending money while others prefer to save. Local and state governments are made up of people, so why should they be any different? In this issue we explore the mechanism by which governments make plans to spend or save money: Budgets!
‘Project Imagine” takes top honors for Danville
(Pictured on the cover) Robert David, Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Coordinator
- All Innovation Award Winners
- Annual Conference highlights
- And more!
The City of Danville was awarded the 2019 VML President’s Innovation Award at this year’s annual conference in Roanoke. Their winning entry in the Youth Services category was for “Project Imagine” a program created by Robert David to help at-risk youths imagine a life outside of gangs by working for their community. Learn more on page 11.
Annual Conference Issue
Embrace a tradition of progress: Roanoke exemplifies the spirit of opportunity in Southwest Virginia
- The year in review
- Cyber-attack ransoms
- Supreme Court preview
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
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. Download VTC Sept. 2017 – Conference Issue
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…
Vol. 51 No. 10 – December 2016
Mayor on a mission: Bob Coiner is VML’s new president Inside: Farmville aces vice presidential debates On the cover: Gordonsville Mayor Bob Coiner is the new President of the Virginia Municipal League. Find out more about what inspires him and what he believes local governments can do for their communities in this month’s cover story. See page 15.…
Vol. 51 No. 9 – November 2016
Feeling the Pain: The Opioid Epidemic in Virginia Inside: Annual Conference highlights On the cover: Opioid prescriptions in the U.S. have tripled in the past 20 years, according to the CDC. Files: Download VTC November 2016 Issue (3.05 MB)