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Roanoke Recap – Sept. 10, 2021

Posted on September 10, 2021 at 12:55 PM by Melinda Mayo

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Roanoke Celebrates Welcoming Week

The week of Sept. 10-19, the City of Roanoke will host its 4th annual Welcoming Week, along with many local partners. The week kicked off on Friday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. with a ceremony in the Council Chamber at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building; and a 5K Fun Run/Roanoke Runs for Refugees at 6 Wasena Park. Other events scheduled include:

  • Saturday, 9/11—10 a.m.: Scavenger Hunt and vendor fair, downtown/Main Library
  • Sunday, 9/12—3 p.m.: International Soccer Cup, Rivers Edge North
  • Friday, 9/17—6:30 p.m.: Salsa lesson, Century Plaza
  • Saturday, 9/18—Roanoke World Tour of Food

 Read more about Welcoming Week here.  

City to Invest $2.3 Million in Park System

The City's Parks and Recreation Department is set to invest more than $2.3 million in the park system, with an emphasis on deferred maintenance items. A prioritized list of maintenance needs was created as part of the department's master plan in 2019. To learn more, click here.  

Lauren Waldron Headshot smallWaldron Selected as Community Engagement Manager

The City of Roanoke has named Lauren H. Waldron as its new Community Engagement Manager, effective Aug. 30. In this role, she will manage the function of the Office of Community Engagement, which includes citizen engagement, public communications, neighborhood services, social media management, website management, research, data tracking, special community projects, media relations, FOIA requests, and public outreach. Find out more here.