Town and City
Feeling the squeeze: Local Governments struggle to keep pace with service and infrastructure needs
About the cover: Local governments are between a rock and a hard place, as they face service and infrastructure demands that outstrip revenue growth. Learn more about the results of a survey of local fiscal conditions conducted this past November and December. Story begins on page 12.
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.
Photographed by Manuel Timbreza.
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.
Vol. 50 No. 10 – Dec 2015
Living local with Ron Rordam: Blacksburg Mayor is new VML President About the cover: Blacksburg Mayor Ron Rordam is the new President of the Virginia Municipal League. Download VTC Dec. 2015 (2.41 MB)
Vol. 50 No. 9 – Nov 2015
Mixing it up: Mixed-use/mixed-income loans spark revitalization projects 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 […]
Vol. 50 No. 8 – Oct 2015
VML Annual Conference Issue – Richmond: The people, the history, the issues that shape a city Inside: 2015 Achievement Award Winners 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. […]
Vol. 50 No. 5 – Jun 2015
On Location: Why filmmakers are zooming in on Virginia communities 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. […]
Vol. 50 No. 4 – May 2015
Bringing tourist to your doorstep: How to attract tourism that has staying power Inside: 2015 General Assembly Wrap-up 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. Files: Download VTCMay15_web.pdf (3.65 MB)
Vol. 50 No. 3 – Apr 2015
Stretching the limits: Healthy Eating Active Living campaign takes hold in Virginia 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 […]
Vol. 50 No. 2 – Mar 2015
‘If I were mayor’: NaSeem Hopson Essay contest winner 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. Files: Download VTCMar15_web.pdf (4.86 MB)
Vol. 50 No. 1 – Jan/Feb 2015
A new VML initiative: 324 Places About the cover: VML’s new “324 Places” initiative was named with Virginia’s 38 cities, 191 incorporated towns and 95 counties in mind. Its goal is to provide local government leaders with the information, insights and tools needed to understand and respond to the shifting demographics driving some of the […]
Vol. 49 No. 10 – Dec 2014
VML President William D. Euille, Mayor, City of Alexandria About the cover: Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille was elected the 96th president of the Virginia Municipal League on Oct. 7 at the VML Annual Conference in Roanoke. Also inside: 2015 General Assembly preview Files: Download VTCDec14_web.pdf (2.26 MB)
Vol. 49 No. 9 – Nov 2014
Transportation: Where are we headed? Inside: VML Annual Conference photo highlights About the cover: Virginia’s future economic success will be tied inextricably to its ability to build a modern transportation network capable of moving more people and more goods efficiently. In this issue, Virginia Town & City takes a look at three evolving aspects of […]