CONTENTS

DEPARTMENTS
The Other Virginia Capitol
By Alyson L. Taylor-White
Governor Elect Tim Kaine’s Preliminary Schedule for Inaugural Events in Abingdon, Williamsburg, and Richmond
The Culture of Process Automation—
a Success Story: The City of Norfolk, Virginia—Pretty Lake Permitting Office Automation
By Hap Cluff
The Center for Archaeological Research at William and Mary
By Larry Stipek
Getting off the Dance Floor, and on the Balcony
By Russell M. Linden, PhD
     Of Note
     Commonwealth Clips 
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FEATURES
Hampton Awarded a New Business Enterprise Zone
Hampton is quickly becoming an economic development force in its region thanks to innovative leadership and enterprise zones.
By Rebecca Gibson
Expanding Virginia’s Resources
The recent hurricanes along the Gulf Coast have highlighted more than ever our need to examine sources for resources outside that storm ravaged region.
By Stuart V. Price
Virginia’s Public-Private Procurements: The PPEA Experience
To PPEA or not to PPEA, that seems to be the question among local government officials. This article examines some pluses you might not have considered previously.
By Thomas R. Folk
War, Gore, Political Lore, and Much More
’Tis the season for book giving! Check out some recently published books that should be on your gift list.
Susan Forbes Dewey:
the Leadership Behind the Leading Force for Affordable Housing in Virginia
In 1999, Susan F. Dewey left a high profile prestigious post with the Commonwealth of Virginia to become the executive director of an independent, quasi governmental entity, the Virginia Housing Development Authority. She made her mark early, and has continued to refine the organization to becoming the state’s top housing facilitator in Virginia.