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Posted on: January 16, 2019

City Council Appoints Patricia White-Boyd to Fill Unexpired Term

Update: Roanoke City Council has appointed Patricia White-Boyd to fill the unexpired term of John A. Garland ending on June 30, 2020. 

Roanoke, VA -- Roanoke City Council will reconvene in open session at 2:00 p.m. today in City Council Chambers. ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for MLK Holiday

City offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. As a result, the following schedule will be in effect for collection of trash, bulk, brush and “A” week single-stream recycling during that week.

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Posted on: January 13, 2019

Crews to Focus on Treating City Streets

With this weekend's winter storm system resulting in light snow, sleet, and freezing rain, crews are now focusing their efforts on treating city streets with chemicals. Citizens are encouraged to be especially careful when driving, as icy conditions persi...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

City Reminds Residents of Process for Snow Removal

The National Weather Service has forecasted snow for the Roanoke area this weekend. With this in mind, the city reminds residents of its process for snow removal.  If snow accumulates on streets, the city will aim to clear 95 percent of the snow ...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: January 10, 2019

City Council Meeting Recessed Until Wednesday, Jan. 16

The Jan. 7, 2019, Roanoke City Council Meeting recessed until Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m., in the Council’s Conference Room, Room 451, fourth floor, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, 215 Church Ave., SW, for a Closed Meeting, being a personnel matter,...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

City Selects Pickett as Neighborhood Services Coordinator

The City of Roanoke has selected Tonya Pickett as its new Neighborhood Services Coordinator effective Jan. 15, 2019. This position works closely with each of the City’s neighborhoods and the Council-appointed Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates to ad...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

City of Roanoke Wins Gateways for Growth Award in National Competition

Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke has been selected by New American Economy (NAE) and Welcoming America to receive a Gateways for Growth award. Launched in 2015, the nationwide challenge is a competitive opportunity for local communities to deve...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

City seeks Community Input on New Public Art Project in Northwest

On Monday, Jan. 14, city officials invite residents, business owners, and other stakeholders in the city’s Melrose-Orange Target Area (MOTA) to attend a public meeting to provide feedback on a public art installation at the new Melrose Branch Li...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: January 7, 2019

City Advances on Financial Empowerment Centers

On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the City of Roanoke, in partnership with the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, Inc. and Freedom First Credit Union, will conduct a kick-off meeting to highlight the process that will be used to develop and implement Financial Empo...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Municipal Building Closed Until Friday, Dec. 14

Roanoke, VA - The City of Roanoke’s Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building has received a serious bomb threat. As a result, the building was evacuated before 4:00 p.m. and will reopen for regular business hours tomorrow morning on Friday, Dec. 14.&am...

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Posted on: November 12, 2018

City’s Recycling Campaign Earns Gold PRSA Summit Award

Roanoke, VA – In June, the City of Roanoke launched a multi-channel awareness campaign to inform and engage residents in a conversation about recent changes to the region’s recycling program. Reaching 76,000 people through social media and resulting in mo...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: November 12, 2018

Roanoke Selected for NLC City Innovation Ecosystem Program for Innovation Corridor Expansion

The City of Roanoke has been selected by the National League of Cities (NLC) "City Innovation Ecosystem Program" as one of 47 cities to participate in local partnerships to expand America’s innovation economy. Over the past year, NLC, with suppo...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Roanoke Police Launch New Community-Based Paw Watch Program

Roanoke, VA - The Roanoke Police Department is rolling out a new neighborhood watch program called Paw Watch. Inspired by National Night Out's Dog Walker Watch program, Paw Watch is designed to increase a community member's situational awareness. The prog...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

City Selected to Develop Financial Counseling as Free Public Service for Low-Income Residents

Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke, in partnership with the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), announced today their selection to replicate the proven Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) model under its na...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Arts Commission Promotes Public Art with New Contest

Roanoke, VA - The Roanoke Arts Commission has launched a new campaign, Find the Art, to promote Roanoke's extensive public art collection.

Each month, the City will promote a new piece in the collection by posting an image on the Arts Commission's Facebook...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Roanoke Kicks Off Welcoming Week with Soccer Party

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On Friday, Sept. 14, the City of Roanoke and local partners are hosting the first of seven Welcoming Week events: a free soccer party. The party will take place between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at Star City Soccer's indoor facility located at 3624 Aerial Way Dr...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Roanoke Prepares for Inaugural Welcoming Week Celebrations

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Roanoke, VA – For the first time, the City of Roanoke and local partners are hosting a series of free community events to participate in Welcoming America’s national Welcoming Week campaign between Sept. 14 and Sept. 23.

Hundreds of com...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

City of Roanoke Earns National Re-Accreditation

Roanoke, VA, October 5, 2018 – Roanoke Parks and Recreation has maintained its ranking with elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning re-accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

Roanoke Parks and Recreation & Roanoke Outside Foundation Awarded Grants for New Outdoor Club

Roanoke, VA—Roanoke Parks and Recreation and Roanoke Outside Foundation have been awarded $5,000 and $8,000 in grant funds from Keen and The North Face respectively to launch the new Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC). This new program will focus on u...

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