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Pulaski hosting VML meeting

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

Around three-dozen members of the Virginia Municipal League are expected to attend a meeting being hosted by the town of Pulaski Thursday.

This is the second time VML has met at Pulaski Train Station since it was rebuilt. The last meeting was held in April 2011, when VML became the first outside organization to book a meeting at the depot.

VML is a statewide, nonprofit and nonpartisan association of city, town and county governments that assists local governments with legislation, research, education and other services. The membership includes all 39 of Virginia’s cities, 156 towns and 10 counties.

Thursday’s meeting is one of five town section meetings to be held this spring. According to VML, town section meetings “offer town officials an opportunity to receive useful information on issues of concern, as well as time to interact with other elected and appointed officials” from across the state.

VML staff also will provide a brief summary on 2013 Virginia General Assembly actions that affect towns.

Other topics on the agenda include updates on changes to the Freedom of Information Act; a preview of a new Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) program at VML; an update on program offerings through VML and Virginia Association of Counties, and a question and answer session on the Conflict of Interests Act.

The meeting is slated to run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a noon break for lunch.

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