© 2006 Virginia Review, LLC

CONTENTS

Cover Feature
Virginia Capitol – a Tourism Treat Has this economy (and lack of a recent vacation) got you broke and down? Look in our state’s own backyard for tourism treasures – like the newly renovated and retrofitted Capitol. It’s just what the R&R Doctor ordered for the budget blues.

Features
Conservation Easements
Albemarle County Celebrates Conservation Easement Milestones Preserving our rural landscape is a priority in Albemarle County; see how county officials worked with the state to bring this about.
By Lee P. Catlin
Civil Rights History
The Robert Russa Moton Museum and Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail If you haven’t been to Farmville lately, the Moton Museum should be on your places to see this year. It is also a part of a marker program that can lead you to several localities across the state for education and preservation fans.
By Helen R. Stiff–Williams
LOCAL PRESERVATION
Prince William County: Developing a Historic Preservation Program on the Local Level Got lots of heritage and history and don't know how to raise funds or awareness to preserve either? Check out Prince William County’s innovative approach.
By Sharon E. Pandak

Departments
Elucidations
New Tools for a New Age Our new approach to bringing you timely news and trends is both environmentally more friendly and (we hope) an improvement.
Currents
From the Inside Looking Out Ruminations from a Local Government Administrator
2009 VIRGINIA FORUM to be at Longwood University in Farmville
Ever feel like the good guys finish last in public life? An experienced pro shares his insights.
By Thomas E. Harris
All About IT
Voice Over IP
New technologies are helping this town convert their traditional phone system to a modern one. Case Study
By Wendy Wickens, MCNE, PMP, MCTS
Ecotech Network
Using a Geographic Information System to Manage a Water and Sewer Utility
Upgrading infrastructure involves technology in Loudoun County.
By Larry Stipek
Management Matters
Where’s Your Organization’s Focus?
A quote from William Faulkner and a meal with an old friend inspired this column.
By Russell M. Linden, PhD
Shelf Life
Mapping Your Way to Fun and Adventure at the Library of Virginia Get lost a the Library of Virginia. We mean it. It’s the perfect place to find a map to get you where you need to go.
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