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City Manager's Blog

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

May 25

In Gratitude and In Loving Remembrance

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 9:29 AM by Whitney Slightham

On the last Monday of the month of May each year, we acknowledge the sacrifices made by those who fought and died in conflicts involving the United States. This year we also commemorate the end of World War I (Nov. 11, 1918) – a war that saw 9 million soldiers and 7 million civilians perish.

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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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