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Dec 22

Roanoke Recap – Dec. 23, 2021

Posted on December 22, 2021 at 4:21 PM by Melinda Mayo

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City Council Names 2021 Citizen of the Year

On Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, at City Council’s 7 p.m. meeting, Roanoke City Council named Dr. Cheryl Hartman as the 2021 Citizen of the Year. Dr. Hartman was selected based on her outstanding contributions to our community, including her service as the Director of Youth Development at Family Service of Roanoke Valley; her work with Carilion Clinic to establish an adolescent addiction treatment, as well as Carilion’s office-based opioid treatment program; and her leadership in the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke’s campaign to raise the funds and construct Centennial Playground. To learn more, click here

Neighborhood Partnership Awards Winners Announced

At the Dec. 20, 2021, the City of Roanoke announced the winners for each category of the 18th Annual Roanoke City Neighborhood Partnership Awards. These awards recognize neighborhood organizations and individuals who have partnered with City departments, Schools, nonprofits, businesses, and institutions to make a difference in our community through their service. To read about these awards winners and their contributions, click here.

City Sends 2022 Solid Waste Collection & Hazardous Weather Preparation Guide

Copies of the 2022 Solid Waste Collection & Hazardous Weather Preparation Guide have been mailed to Roanoke residents. The Guide provides information about year-round solid waste collection, including a calendar that shows when trash, recycling, and bulk and brush will be picked up. In addition, this publication informs citizens about snow removal, flood preparedness, and offers emergency contact information. Digital copies of the Guide are posted on the City’s website in English and Spanish. If you do not receive your Guide by the end of December, please contact the Solid Waste Division at 853-2000, Option 1. More information can be found here.

Free Basketball Tournament, DJ Battle Planned for January 

Roanoke Parks and Recreation (PLAY Roanoke) is offering two free events on Jan. 29: A 3 vs. 3 Basketball Tournament at the Berglund Center, followed by a Battle of the DJs after party at the Eureka Recreation Center. These events are free to the community to participate in and attend, and they are part of the Star City Safe Initiative to offer expanded services and access to public facilities to keep our youth and neighborhoods safe through programming and engagement. More information is available here.