Mar 27

Roanoke Recap – March 27, 2020

Posted on March 27, 2020 at 1:34 PM by Melinda Mayo

Welcome to "Roanoke Recap," a blog to keep citizens informed about city news and events! If you are reading this blog for the first time and wish to receive an email notification when a new blog is posted, please contact us at communications@roanokeva.gov.

City Offers Options for Tax Payments

The City Treasurer’s Office reminds citizens that the Personal Property Tax Deadline is June 1, 2020, and the Real Estate Tax Deadline is April 6, 2020.  Although City facilities are closed to the general public, citizens may still pay these taxes using one of several options. Click here to read more.

Roanoke Selected as Finalist for 2020 All-America City Awards

The City of Roanoke is once again a finalist for the All-America City Award. Roanoke is one of 22 cities across the Country selected. Read the National Civic League press release here.

Roman Appointed as New Roanoke Police Chief

After a Nation-wide search, the City of Roanoke has appointed Samuel Roman, Jr. as the next Chief of the Roanoke Police Department. Read more here.

Where to Find COVID-19 Updates, Resources

The City has established a special website where you can find links to the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, as well as changes to City services, and links to community resources and businesses assistance.



Mar 13

Roanoke Recap – March 13, 2020

Posted on March 13, 2020 at 9:49 AM by Melinda Mayo

Welcome to Roanoke Recap, a blog to keep citizens informed about city news and events! If you are reading this blog for the first time and wish to receive an email notification when a new blog is posted, please contact us at communications@roanokeva.gov.

City Response to Coronavirus

In an abundance of caution, the City of Roanoke has cancelled non-essential events for City Libraries and Parks and Recreation for the next 30 days. The City is urging residents and visitors to educate themselves regarding Coronavirus COVID-19. A website has been established at www.roanokeva.gov/coronavirus, where you can find links to the most up-to-date information regarding the virus. Read more about the City’s response here.

St. Patrick's Day Parade, Shamrock Festival Cancelled

In response to concerns of community spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the State of Emergency issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Downtown Roanoke, Inc. (DRI) and its Board of Directors made the decision to cancel the 2020 Freedom First St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock Festival.  More information is available here

2020 Census Starts This Week

Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will start arriving in mailboxes across the Country this week. Once you receive the invitation, you can respond online, by phone, or by mail. Census questions are available in English and 12 additional languages, covering the language needs of 99 percent of all households. All responses are confidential and protected by law. Click here to learn more about the 2020 Census. 

Robertson to Serve as Assistant City Manager for Community Development

W. Brent Robertson has been named Assistant City Manager for Community Development, replacing Brian Townsend upon his retirement at the end of June 2020. Read more here.



Feb 21

Roanoke Recap - Feb. 21, 2020

Posted on February 21, 2020 at 1:18 PM by Melinda Mayo

City to Hold Public Works Job Fair

The City of Roanoke will host a Public Works Job Fair on March 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Berglund Center, located at 710 Williamson Road. City departments and divisions participating in the Job Fair include Stormwater, Public Works, Solid Waste, Berglund Center, Parks & Recreation, Transportation, and General Services. Click here to learn more about the Job Fair. City job openings can be viewed here.  

Be a Stormwater Inlet Artist

The City’s Stormwater Utility, along with the Roanoke Arts Commission, invites artists to submit ideas for stormwater inlet art. There is a $400 honorarium per storm drain, with all materials supplied and cash prizes for people’s choice awards. Submissions are due by 2 p.m. on March 9. More information can be found here

Efforts for 2020 Census Start in March

The 2020 Census will be in full swing starting next month. You might be asking, “why should I care” or “what's in it for me?” The U.S. Government uses the Census count to determine how federal funding is distributed to local communities. Your response shapes decisions about how these funds are spent for our schools, fire and emergency services, and healthcare in Roanoke as well as in Southwest Virginia. Here is a link to more information.

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