Hotel Roanoke Conference Center Commission

Type: Commission

Meeting Frequency: Bi-monthly, Fourth Thursday, at 1:00 p.m., 110 Shenandoah Avenue, S. W.

Contact: Secretary, John Dooley, (540) 231-5751; jdooley@vt.edu

Members: Six (6); Three (3) City Representatives

MemberTerm of Office Eligible for Reappointment
Court G. Rosen (Citizen at Large)04/12/24Yes
Robert S. Cowell, Jr. (City Employee)04/12/21Yes
Sherman P. Lea, Sr. (Mayor)04/12/23Yes


Purpose: 

To operate a publicly owned conference center in the City of Roanoke adjacent to a renovated Hotel Roanoke and that they should unite in its formation, then a commission known as the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center Commission shall thereupon exist, and such Commission shall exercise its powers and functions as prescribed in the Act.

Chapter 440 - 1991 Acts of Assembly…to provide for the organization of a conference center commission as a political subdivision and public body corporate and politic of the Commonwealth of Virginia; the Hotel Roanoke.

NOTE: See Resolution No. 30963-041392, creating the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center Commission; and Resolution No. 30964-041392, appointing Commissioners to the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center Commission, and providing that after the initial term, each Commissioner shall be appointed for a four year term or until his successor is appointed and qualified; and Resolution No. 36209-012103 providing that the City’s representatives will consist of a current member of City Council, either the City Manager or another City employee, and a citizen at large.