2017 Mayoral and Town Council candidate questionnaire responses

The election is only a week away, and we wanted to know where all the candidates stand on issues surrounding downtown. Check out what their responses were, and don’t forget to VOTE November 7th!

View questionnaire answers

NOTE: The original file posted on 10/31/17 contained an error, which incorrectly attributed a response made by Candidate Sachs to Candidate Stipes. We apologize for this error, and have corrected the responses to question 3 and 4 for Candidate Stipes.

Town of Christiansburg is seeking input about new town manager

Ready to make a real difference? Here is your chance!

As many of you know, the Town of Christiansburg is in the hiring process to find a new town manager. We cannot stress the HUGE impact a strong, progressive, and visionary town manager would have on the town. Not just in the long run, but noticeable quality of life and infrastructure improvements in as short as 1-2 years. The right town manage would not only be able to make improvements in our surrounding neighborhoods, corporate parks, and the mall area. They could also help to rapidly revitalize both downtown, and Cambria, making them thriving communities to live, work, play, and do business both day, and night.

So how can you have your voice heard? The Town of Christiansburg, VA has just put out a survey to get residents input on what is important to you for the next town manager. There is a lot of great examples of communities that are now thriving due to the hard work of skilled and aggressive town or city managers. We encourage you to do some research, then fill out the online survey to share your opinion, and make a differences in their decision.

Remember, you can keep pushing the town in the right direction by attending town council meetings and voicing your opinion there as well.

The survey is available online, hard copies of the surveys are also available at Christiansburg Town Hall, the Aquatic and Recreation Centers and the Christiansburg Library.

Read more and take the survey here.

Federal grant to boost Christiansburg market

The Christiansburg Farmers’ Market is scheduled to receive a $20,000 federal grant this year.

From the Roanoke Times:

The Christiansburg Farmers Market may soon have an influx of funds from the federal government.

Last month, Christiansburg was one of 27 communities nationwide selected to be part of the federal Local Foods, Local Places initiative and is scheduled to receive a $20,000 grant to be used for its recently established market.

Assistant Town Manager Randy Wingfield said this week prior to the money being sent, a steering committee for its usage must be formed, public input meetings held and an action plan developed. He expects the process to be complete by late spring or early summer.

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