Season Two, Episode 6

For this month’s Example of Awesome, we visit Galax, where a successful grant writer has brought millions of dollars into her town.

We skip our update from Pearisburg to bring you a series of brief interviews from the annual conference of the Rural Planning Caucus of Virginia, where planners talk about the biggest problems and worst mistakes of small towns.

Andrew Sorrell, of Virginia’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services offers advice to mayors in this month’s expert tip, while we hear about the work of Leigh-Anne Krometis, a Virginia Tech professor whose projects include providing access to safe drinking water in Appalachia, and Joell Eifert, who heads the Virginia Tech Food Innovation Program.

Episode six concludes with three questions for Stuart town manager Terry Tilley.

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