Our Active Fall 2010 LGA Conference

By: Andrew McRoberts, Editor. This was posted Monday, November 1st, 2010

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The Local Government Attorneys of Virginia (LGA) held its Fall 2010 conference in Roanoke late last week. And we were active.

In addition to excellent and helpful CLE and several networking opportunities, many LGA attorneys also honored the conference theme of “Let’s Get Active!” It helped that the weather was lovely, cool and sunny — perfect for outdoor activities.

As reported in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly, some LGA attorneys participated in a motorcycle ride, organized by Frdericksburg City Attorney Kathleen Dooley and local attorney Jim Guynn.

A number (including this author) partcipated in a bicycle ride organized by Roanoke City Attorney Bill Hackworth on the Roanoke River Greenway, touring along the way some of the redevelopment successes in the City of Roanoke.

Some (including this author) hiked to the summit of nearby McAfee Knob on the Appalachian Trail, and took in the incredible view of the adjacent valleys, mountains and Roanoke City Reservoir watershed. The hike is very popular in the area and given the weather, was well-traveled by Virginia Tech students, couples and others. The 270 degree views were amazing as we stood on the granite shelf almost 3,000 feet above sea level.

Yes, we local government attorneys practice law and spend lots of time in an office, court or government buildings. But, we also like to get active!

Thanks to the LGA Board, staff and conference committee for an excellent conference. And special thanks to the organizers of the outdoor activites that added so much to our time in the Roanoke valley.

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