Equity & Empowerment Advisory Board

The City of Roanoke's Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board is seeking public input on the renaming of Lee Plaza. While the Board has already received several suggestions, a public hearing was held on Thursday, March 4, 2021, to offer a specific opportunity for recommendations from the public. To complement these efforts, citizens are now invited to take this survey and indicate the concept or name they favor for the Plaza. The survey results will be collected and analyzed; EEAB will make a final decision. 

This survey will only take a minute, and we thank you in advance for your input.  Responses must be received by Friday, May 14, 2021, at 5 p.m.

Click here for survey.


The purpose and responsibility of the Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board shall be as follows:

1. Review the priorities for Interwoven Equity in Plan 2040 and any subsequent city comprehensive plan;

2.  Develop proposed plans for the implementation of policies and actions identified for each priority set forth in the Interwoven Equity in City Plan 2040; and

3.  Review all existing city policies, ordinances and regulations and recommend to City Council changes in such policies, ordinances or regulations to eliminate the city of any policies or procedures that promote inequality or limit empowerment. 

MembersTerm of OfficeEligible for Reappointment
Council Member Bestpitch

Council Member White-Boyd

Dr. William L. Lee12/31/23Yes
Jerel Rhodes12/31/23Yes
Elda Stanco Downey12/31/23Yes
Peter Wonson12/31/23Yes
Angela S. Penn12/31/23Yes
Patice Holland*12/31/23Yes
Kathy Cohen12/31/23Yes

(*) Denotes non-City Resident

For more information about this Advisory Board, click here.

To view all of the Roanoke Equity & Empowerment Advisory Board Meetings, click here to be redirected to the City of Roanoke YouTube Channel.

  1. EEAB Agendas
  2. EEAB Meeting Minutes

Equity & Empowerment Advisory Board Agendas

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