Star City Strong Recovery Task Force asking for public input on how to spend recovery money

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Do you have ideas on how Roanoke can best spend nearly $6 million in funds designated for recovery efforts after COVID-19?

The Roanoke Star City Strong Recovery Task Force is seeking public comment at their next meeting, taking place on Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m.

“It is so important at this time that we do all we can to help the community recover from the economic impacts we have seen as a result of COVID-19,” said Mayor Sherman Lea.

City Manager Bob Cowell stated, “It is essential that we move as quickly as practical in helping our residents and businesses as they address COVID-related impacts.”

The Star City Strong Recovery Fund Task Force was created by the Roanoke City Council on June 15 and began meeting on June 26. Previous meetings may be found here.

Those interested in sharing their ideas with the Task Force are asked to sign up with the City Clerk by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14. Either email the clerk at or call (540) 853-2541.

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