UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: The City of Roanoke’s Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board has released its public survey on the renaming of Lee Plaza.
The Board says they already received several suggestions during a public hearing that was held on March 4. Now, the public can vote on the name or concept they favor for the plaza.
Citizens can vote from the following choices:
The Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board will make a final decision. All responses must be submitted by Friday, May 14, at 5 p.m.
To take part in the survey, click here.
ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke’s Equity and Empowerment Board is moving ahead with possible replacements when it comes to the name of Lee Plaza.
The board held a meeting on Thursday, May 6 to vote on finalizing a survey that will be given to the community to share their thoughts on the names.
The choices that will be included in that survey are listed below:
- Henrietta Lacks Plaza, after the woman who had a drastic impact on medical research
- Sherman Lea Plaza, after the current mayor of Roanoke
- Freedom Plaza
- Star City Plaza
You can watch the full meeting of Roanoke’s Equity and Empowerment Board from Thursday night here: