Town and City
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 the important distinctions and protections available.
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 energy.
Files: Download VTC June/July 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 affect short-term rentals. here’s an overview of factors to consider. See story on page 15.
Files: Download VTC May 2017
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 […]
Vol. 49 No. 8 – Oct. 2014
Roanoke: A bright future beckons – 2014 VML Annual Conference edition About the cover: Roanoke continues to be recognized for its innovation and outstanding quality of life. In addition to being selected as an “All-America City” six times, the city has been honored as a Leading Digital City 12 times. Most recently, Roanoke was selected […]
Vol. 49 No. 7 – Sept. 2014
VML 2014 Achievement Award winners President’s Award: Rocky Mount – Music venue vision realized About the cover: The Indigo Girls perform April 24 at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount. Winner of the President’s Award, Rocky Mount’s entry was one of more than 50 received for judging in six categories in the 2014 VML […]
Vol. 49 No. 6 – July/Aug. 2014
Norfolk: To chart its future, a port city adapts Also inside: 2014 VML Annual Conference preview About the cover: Water – a defining characteristic of Norfolk throughout its history – remains at the heart of a city determined to adapt to the challenges confronting its future. Files: Download VTCJul-Aug14_web.pdf (3.01 MB)
Vol. 49 No. 5 – Jun 2014
Redistricting: In search of a better solution Also inside: Harrisonburg embraces safe routes to school About the cover: Redistricting – the drawing of political maps – is arguably the most important factor in determining the political make-up of our state and country. A new bipartisan grassroots effort launched this year in Virginia is attempting to […]
Vol. 49 No. 4 – May 2014
So you’ve gone and gotten yourself elected: Now what? Also inside: 2014 General Assembly wrap-up About the cover: For newly-elected local government officials in Virginia, becoming more acquainted with their roles and responsibilities as soon as possible is crucial. This issue of Virginia Town & City was assembled to help these new officials perform their […]