|City Manager Chris Morrill: Quick response.|
Today, I'm thankful for:
Responsive government officials.
Yesterday, I hiked up Mill Mountain and when I reached the top, I discovered that "the view"--the one of the Roanoke Valley everybody loves--has grown up to the point that it's now "the view-ette." It ain't what it should be and that could be a problem.
This is the view we all take visitors to see, the one people pour off the Parkway to photograph, the one teenagers pause at to suck face. And now, we can't see it.
So--now this is Saturday about lunch time--I get on the 'puter and send an e-mail to Chris Morrill, Roanoke's city manager. An hour later, he's back with me, telling me his man is on it and the problem will be solved quickly.
Chris has performed that kind of service--in my experience--since he took the job. I have been around city managers since 1971 and for this type of response, nobody is even second to him. It falls to about fourth. He could teach a class. I wish he would.
Thank you, Chris.