Town and City
Destinations abound: What tourism means to the Commonwealth
- “Virginia You Love” survey results
- A visit to Franklin
- Supreme Court review for local governments
- And more!
About the cover: It’s summer! Time to get out and about. But, where to go? We can help with this issue dedicated to the business of tourism and lesser known destinations around Virginia.
It’s Time to Recharge: 2019 Energy Issue
- A history of energy production in Virginia
- Why storage is the green energy problem to solve
- Expert information on municipal net metering
- And more!
About the cover: It’s been a year since we looked at energy, so it’s time for a recharge! Keeping the lights on can be complicated, expensive and, well, electrifying. Complicated, because a modern power grid is a multi-faceted network in need of constant monitoring and upkeep. Expensive, because producing and distributing energy takes advanced equipment and smart people to run it. Electrifying, because so many new, exciting things are in the works for power in Virginia. Find out more inside this issue.
Building Strong Children: Youth Programs in Virginia
In this issue:
- Outstanding youth programs
- Essay contest winners
- Innovation awards
About the cover: This one is all about the kids as we celebrate the winners of VML’s “If I Were Mayor” essay contest (see page 21) and riff on an observation made about education made more than 100 years ago that is as true today as it was then. Learn more on page 10.
Vol. 51 No. 8 – October 2016
Virginia Beach: Progressive city by the sea Inside: 2016 Innovation Award Winners On the cover: The iconic King Neptune statue watches over the shore of Virginia Beach. Photo courtesy of Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau. Files: Download VTC October 2016 Issue (4.22 MB)
Vol. 51 No. 7 – September 2016
Step up to the plate: Make local needs known to state lawmakers Inside: Highlights of the upcoming VML Annual Conference Cover story: The 2017 General Assembly won’t convene until January, but VML members have already drafted the legislative agenda based on issues likely to affect local governments in the coming sessions. Page 15. Files: Download…
Vol. 51 No. 6 – July/August 2016
When trust is frayed: Restoring public confidence following a crisis Inside: Annual Conference Highlights Cover story: Most public organizations face controversy from time to time. Restoring public trust means allowing the public an open view while you’re fixing it, being prepared to be unpopular, reporting successful baby steps and not expecting much credit for a…
Vol. 51 No. 5 – June 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016 – 10:00am Zika in Virginia? : State and local officials prepare to combat virus About the cover: Summer is here and so are mosquitoes. Localities have been given broad authority to fight the spread of the virus. Files: Download VTCJune_web.pdf (4.26 MB)
Vol 51. No. 4 – May 2016
State of emergency: Get to know your state partners before disaster strikes Inside: Innovation Awards call for entries About the cover: Governor Terry McAuliffe speaks with the press in the aftermath of the February 2016 tornadoes that devastated the Tappahannock region. In this month’s cover story (page 8), learn the most important ways localities can…
Vol. 51 No. 3 – Apr 2016
Turning the page on child hunger: First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe tells a new story about feeding Virginia children Inside: VML’s General Assembly scorecard About the cover: First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe reads to a class at Bellevue Elementary School in Richmond during Virginia Agriculture Literacy Week. In this month’s cover story (page 7), Mrs. McAuliffe shares…
Vol. 51 No. 2 – Mar 2016
Re-imagine the place where you live: Take a page from Danville’s brand makeover About the cover: The water tower in Danville displays the city’s new brand “Reimagine That.” The icon represents a new identity that celebrates the spirit of the town and all that it is becoming. Download VTC March 2016 (3.07 MB)
Vol. 51 No. 1 – Jan/Feb 2016
‘If I were mayor’ Lily McClung of Fishersville is statewide winner of essay contest Inside: Winning essays from all 8 regions About the cover: Lily McClung of Fishersville, Va., was the statewide winner of the League’s annual “If I Were Mayor” Essay Contest. Her essay is reprinted on page 8. Download VTC Jan/Feb 2016 (2.45…
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…