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City Manager's Blog

Learn about the City of Roanoke from the City Manager's point of view.

Apr 16

Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget Message

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 3:36 PM by Whitney Slightham

This week’s blog post is my budget message that was delivered to the Council today along with a $291 million budget proposal.

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Apr 09

What Makes A City Great?

Posted on April 9, 2018 at 9:15 AM by Whitney Slightham

What exactly does a great city look like?  What are its attributes and character?  How does it differ from other cities?  In this post, I will explore a few of these questions and see what is and is not applicable to us here in Roanoke.  

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Apr 02

What Is It Exactly That A City Manager Does?

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 3:51 PM by Whitney Slightham

Ever wonder what it is that I do – that is, what does a City Manager do?  In this post, I will share with you a little about the Council/Manager form of government, the relationship between the Council and the City Manager, and a glimpse into a day in the life of the City Manager.

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