As a former county administrator, the author knows he has his work cut out for him as the new director of the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. He describes what we need to know about the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, and how they can help localities.
By G. Robert Lee
AMERICA RECYCLES is a national program that is inspiring localities in Virginia to join in the recycling celebration.
By Kelley B. Hope
Nanci N. Drake—You Can Make Cooperative Tourism Work for You!  Nanci Drake is no stranger to hard work. We first met her when she was the Main Street Director (among other titles) for the city of Franklin. A horrendous flood, recovery, and the construction of a public
waterside park later, she found new challenges and successes on her way to becoming the first tourism director for both the city and county of Bedford.
This is one place you need to see and consider for your community. The city and county of Bedford have come a long way since the day they decided to merge tourism interests into one department. Where once sat a double wide trailer where visitors could get help toward their destinations, now sits an impressive combination welcome center, community facility, museum, and promotional venue for area businesses and artisans.
By Ronald D. Driskill, AIA
Everything you needed to know about historic district ordinances, but were too confused to ask. Close to 75 local governments in Virginia have a local district ordinance in place, and this article explains why.
By Ann Miller Andrus
Loudoun is one of the few counties whose records were not destroyed during the Civil War, and they are proud of their stewardship through the office of the Court Clerk. They recently made good use of some grants from the Library of Virginia to update their conservation and preservation of these important and historic documents and are proud of the results.
By John Fishback