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City Manager's Blog

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

May 21

A Place for People

Posted on May 21, 2018 at 10:50 AM by Whitney Slightham

I teach a college course in how cities evolve over time and how people use them.  One portion of the course focuses specifically on how people use a particular portion of a city – a street, a plaza, a park.

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May 14

Out of Many, One

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 1:16 PM by Whitney Slightham

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the most vibrant places are those that embrace diversity and celebrate the stories of the many who call that place home or conduct business there.  Without hesitation I can say, Roanoke is such a place.

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May 07

In the Service of Others

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 11:11 AM by Whitney Slightham

This week we pause to recognize public service and, more specifically, those individuals engaged in public service.  Since 1985, a week has been set aside to acknowledge the contributions made by those who work in the interest of the public.

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