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City Manager's Blog

Learn about the City of Roanoke from the City Manager's point of view.

Oct 15

Nature’s Fury and Beauty

Posted on October 15, 2018 at 3:07 PM by Whitney Slightham

This past week we witnessed nature at its worst and best.   First, we endured the remnants of Hurricane Michael and with it a bout of greater than anticipated flooding.  Then, the weather turned much more Autumn-like and many got to enjoy Go Fest and its celebration of all the great things the outdoors offers.

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Oct 08

The Power of Numbers

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 2:03 PM by Whitney Slightham

Everyone recognizes how difficult it is to successfully function in today’s world without basic literacy skills – reading and writing.  Yet, few have thought how the lack of financial literacy, that is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being, affects one’s success.  Having a bank account, balancing a checkbook, managing debt, and saving for emergencies and retirement benefit most of us greatly, and lacking any of these skills can have a profound impact on success.


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Oct 02

A Tale of Three Cities

Posted on October 2, 2018 at 4:09 PM by Whitney Slightham

This post was written as I awaited my flight from Dublin back to the States.  I have been fortunate to visit Dublin on two occasions and find it to be one of the most enjoyable places to visit.

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