© 2006 Virginia Review, LLC

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The Virginia Local Government Management Association: Two Decades of Growth and Change
Twenty years ago, groups of county administrators and town and city managers said a joint association representing all their interests could never work. The elected officials still stick to separate trade organizations in the Virginia Municipal League and the Virginia Association of Counties, but the VLGMA has been going strong for 20 years and shows no sign of slowing down.

28 Years of Good, Clean Fun This is a year of celebrations and commemorations. Roanoke’s Clean Valley Council is 28 years old this year, and the organization, started by concerned citizens, is still cleaning up after all these years.
By Ann Davey Masters

The Town Center of Virginia Beach—Revitalizing an Urban Core
Things are looking up in Virginia Beach, architecturally speaking that is.
By Burrell F. Saunders, AIA, IIDA

Commencing Commemorations

Clifton Forge: Municipal Makeover
Town Administrator Tom Harris has made a career out of making lemonade when he’s faced with lemons. The lemonade never tasted so sweet nor looked more inviting than in Clifton Forge.
By Thomas E. Harris

Replacing Computer Systems: Increasing the Probability of Success
If the title to this column leaves you saying, “huh?” you are not alone. That is why we are so fortunate to have so many talented guest columnists for this area of expertise.
By David Hoegerman

Using Technology to Find and Document Archaeological Resources
There’s more to archaeology than digging for the truth of the past—technology has caught up with some fascinating results.
By Larry Stipek

The Most Important, and Non–Quantifiable Variable—Trust
We can do without a lot of things, management columnist Russ Linden says, but trust is not one of them. How does your organization rank in the trust department?
By Russell M. Linden, PhD

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