Roanoke Star City Strong

Welcome to the Roanoke Star City Strong: Response, Recovery and Resiliency Page! 
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our community has demonstrated why we are a 7 time All-America City and Hall of Fame Inductee. Compassion, innovation, determination, patience, and response are just a few words to describe how our community has shown up and stood strong during this unprecedented global health crisis.

The COVID-19 virus still remains in our community so we are asking you to remain vigilant in keeping yourself and your neighbors healthy.  

Now it's time to focus on our recovery and resiliency. This page will walk you through everything you need to know about how our city will begin our "new normal" journey as the City Council has approved the Star City Strong Recovery & Resiliency Advisory Panel recommendations regarding the funds received by the Federal CARES Act. 

These recommendations led to the City's investment of more than $16 million in:
  • Community Health
  • Local Economy
  • Safety Net
  • Youth & Education
  • Essential Services & Public Safety

 For any questions, please contact Angie O'Brien in the City Manager's Office at
540. 853-2333 or

#RoanokeStarCityStrong #WeAreRoanoke

  1. People
  2. Places
  3. Governance

Ensure no one in our community lacks the essentials of shelter, food, and personal safety. Provide opportunities for residents of all ages, ability levels and backgrounds to engage fully in civic, economic and social life.


-COVID-19 Mitigation and Vaccination


-Gun Violence Intervention

-Workforce/Skills Development

-Food Insecurity

-Entrepreneurial Support

-Wealth Building/Counseling

-Accessible and Affordable Technology

-Inclusive Economic Development

-Substance Use Disorder, Prevention, Treatment and Recovery


-Disparities – Health Outcomes, Economic Opportunity, Education Attainment, etc.

Recovery Investments: no more than $2.5 million | Resiliency Investments: no less than $10 million

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3 Stages:
1.  Response
2.  Recovery
3. Resiliency

Respect & Dignity
Collaborative Partnerships

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City of Roanoke COVID19 Resiliency Graphic
  1. Response
  2. Recovery
  3. Resiliency
  • State of Emergency
  • Closure of Municipal Facilities
  • Public Health Actions
  • Financial/Technical Assistance
  • Municipal Expenditure Controls
  • Emergency-Related Policies
  • CARES Act/ Star City Strong Recovery Fund
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