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City Manager's Blog

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

Jul 16

Getting it Done

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 12:29 PM by Whitney Slightham

This past weekend I had the privilege of helping kick off the Clean Sweep Neighborhood Cleanup effort in the Melrose-Rugby and Melrose-Loudon neighborhoods.  At 6:30 on Saturday morning, I got to thank the men and women from Solid Waste Management, Stormwater, and other City divisions and departments, knowing they had a hard day’s work ahead of them.  For me, this event exemplified what can be achieved when we combine our efforts. 

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Jul 09

Shhh, Quiet Please, There are Lives Being Changed Here

Posted on July 9, 2018 at 3:36 PM by Whitney Slightham

I had the opportunity recently to spend some time in each of our library branches and if you have not visited any lately, you may be in for a surprise.  Certainly, our libraries remain a place to read or research in a setting surrounded by volumes of fiction, history, and scholarly resources, but they offer so much more. 

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Jul 02

Our Independence Together

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 3:16 PM by Whitney Slightham

As we pause to celebrate our Nation’s independence, I thought it would be an appropriate time to take note of our dependency upon one another.  

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