Advocating

The vitality of the arts in America depends in large part on financial support from the public sector. The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra in particular depends on grants from federal, state, county and city agencies in order to close the gap between total expenses and the revenues generated by ticket sales, concerts, and other revenue.

If you believe in the importance of the arts in our community, take pen to paper and tell your elected officials how you feel.

Please tell your elected Federal officials to:

• Support increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (www.nea.gov). After several years of funding reductions, the National Endowment for the Arts has seen moderate increases, but additional funding would maintain several core programs and address key needs in the nation's arts infrastructure.
• Support the restoration of arts education in our public schools, especially through funding and reauthorization for the Elementary and Secondary Act.

US Senator Mark Warner
459A Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2023
Roanoke Office:
129B Salem Avenue, SW
Roanoke, Virginia 24011
(540) 857-2676


US Senator Jim Webb
248 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4024
Roanoke Office:
3140 Chaparral Drive
Building C, Suite 101
Roanoke, VA 24018
Phone: (540) 772-4236

Congressman Bob Goodlatte
2240 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-5431
(202) 225-9681 fax
Roanoke Office:
10 Franklin Road, SE Suite 540
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 857-2672
(540) 857-2675 fax

Please tell your Salem elected Officials to:

• Maintain or increase annual operating support for Roanoke Valley cultural agencies
• Thank the City of Salem for their general operating support of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra



Mayor
Byron R. Foley


Vice Mayor
John C. Givens


Jane W. Johnson

Bill Jones

Lisa D. Garst


 


City Administration:

City Manager
Kevin S. Boggess


Assistant City Manager
James E. Taliaferro, II


Salem City Council
P.O. Box 869
114 N. Broad St.
Salem, VA 24153

Street Address:
City Hall
114 N. Broad St.
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 375-3000

Please tell your elected Virginia officials to:

• Increase funding for the Virginia Commission for the Arts (www.arts.state.va.us)
•Preserve critical annual funding for the RSO through legislative member items

Governor Bob McDonnell
mailing address:
P.O. Box 1475
Richmond, VA 23218

Office of the Governor
Patrick Henry Building,
3rd Floor
1111 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 786-2211


Senator John S. Edwards
P.O. Box 396
General Assembly Building
Richmond, VA 23218-0406
(804) 698-7521
Roanoke Office:
P.O. Box 1179
Roanoke, VA 24006-1179
(540) 985-8690
Delegate Bill Cleveland
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1017
Roanoke Office:
40 British Woods Drive, Suite 101
Roanoke, VA 24019
Phone: (540) 992-4041


Delegate Onzlee Ware
General Assembly Building
Richmond, Va. 23218-0406
(804) 698-1011
Roanoke Office:
325 North Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 344-7410

Please tell your Roanoke County elected Officials and Administrators to:

• Increase funding for the Virginia Commission for the Arts (www.arts.state.va.us)
•Preserve critical annual funding for the RSO through legislative member items

Chairman
Joseph B. "Butch" Church


Vice Chairman
Eddie "Ed" Elswick


Michael W. Altizer

Richard C. Flora

Charlotte A. Moore

Street Address
5204 Bernard Drive
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 772-2005
Board Fax: (540) 772-2193



B. Clayton "Clay" Goodman III, County Administrator

Dan O'Donnell, Assistant County Administrator

Diane D. Hyatt, Assistant County Administrator

Nancy J. Horn, Commissioner of the Revenue

Roanoke County Administration Center
P.O. Box 29800
Roanoke, VA 24018-0798
Tel. (540) 772-2004
Fax (540) 772-2193


Please tell your Roanoke City elected Officials and Administration to:

• Maintain or increase annual operating support for Roanoke Valley cultural agencies
• Thank the City of Roanoke for their annual general operating support of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra

Mayor David A. Bowers
215 Church Avenue, S. W.,
Room 452
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 853-2444

Vice-Mayor David B. Trinkle
215 Church Avenue, S. W.,
Room 456
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 314-8875 - Cell

William D. Bestpitch
215 Church Avenue, S. W.,
Room 456
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 761-6566

Raphael "Ray" E. Ferris
215 Church Avenue, S. W.,
Room 456
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 853-2541

Sherman P. Lea
215 Church Avenue, S. W.,
Room 456
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 853-2541 - Tel
(540) 510-3069 - Home Fax

Anita Price
215 Church Avenue, S. W.,
Room 456
Roanoke, VA 24011
540) 853-2541

Court G. Rosen
215 Church Avenue, S. W.,
Room 456
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 597-3193
City Administration:
Christopher P. Morrill
,
City Manager
215 Church Avenue, S.W.
Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building
Room 364
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 853-2333

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