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The Honorable Sandra D. Bowen Secretary of Administration
Embracing Change, Overcoming Challenges We spent a morning recently going over plans of the new Capitol Square as well as remebering years gone by in the office of one of the state’s most signifigant female leaders, Secretary of Administration Sandra D. Bowen.

This year’s Shad Planking in Wakefield drew a crowd despite the fact that legislators were still deadlocked at the Capitol. Political hoopefuls, veterans, and supporters got sage advice from Larry J. Sabato of the Center for Politics.

We had the good fortune to be invited to join a recent tour of the Capitol in Richmond to see what a lot of the experts have been talking about for years. We found that the upcoming renovation, restoration, and retrofitting of the facilities and historic structures is greatly overdue.

The Virginia State Library Building on Capitol Square
One of the state’s best authorities on the Library of Virginia discusses the former “Old Library Building” and some anecdotes about its past use

By Brent Tarter

Center for Politics Aims to Reconnect Birdwood Pavilion with the University of Virginia

In a recent visit to Charlottesville, the Center for Politics staff showed us around thier future “home”, a beautiful Federal period historic landmark

By Ken Stroupe

The Commission On Local Government Finds a New Home
An important state agency that works with local governments has been modified and moved by the General Assembly. They continue to do more with less.

By Teb McCormack, AICP

Crime Prevention Through Enviromental Design(CPTED)in Virginia
Henrico County is making great progress in learning to help commercial enterprises design their facilities to attract business and detract crime.

By Kimberly L. Vann, CPS

Credit Unions: Making a Difference in Virginia’s Communities
Credit Unions are more than places to keep or lend money. They also give back to the communities in which they are located.

By Lewis Wood

Yet another successful conferance was hosted by the Virginia Local Government Association in Charlottesville this past February

Legislative Nightmare

By Alyson L. Taylor-White

Hidden Assets: Turning Trash into Treasure
Adaptive reuse is a term that is pertinent to facilities as well as good


In Celebration of 250 Years of History: Using Technology to Showcase Loudoun County
While a lot of us think about localities in Northern Virginia being quite new and growing all the time, they actually do have a rich history and sense of community.

By Wendy Wickens, PMP, MCNE

A New Partnership With States, Counties, and Cities to Build the Nation’s GIS

By Larry Stipek

How Do You Create A Culture of Accountability?

By Russell M. Linden, PhD

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