Earlier this week Governor Bob McDonnell announced a statewide town hall tour to get feedback on the big government reform initiatives his administration has been studying (see Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog). The primary topics will be his proposal for privatizing ABC sales, state government reform and job creation. His Government Reform and Restructuring Commission earlier this month wrapped up its own series of town hall meetings around the commonwealth. As with that tour, we encourage you to get to one and participate in the shaping of your government.

Virginia Speaks: A Conversation about Jobs, Government Reform and Our Future

August 4

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Roanoke County Administration Center, Board of Supervisors Board Room, 5204 Bernard Drive, Roanoke

August 9

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Old Dominion University, Webb University Center, Hampton/Newport News Room, 4201 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk

August 19 

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Cultural Center of India, 6641 Ironbridge Parkway, Chester

August 24

7:00-8:30 p.m.

University of Mary Washington, Lee Hall — Room 412, 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg

August 25

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Fairfax, Northern Virginia Technology Council Auditorium, 2214 Rock Hill Road, Suite 300, Herndon

August 26

7:-8:30 p.m.

James Madison University, East Campus Dining Hall — Montpelier Room, 800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg

August 30

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, Great Hall, 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville

August 31

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Bristol Public Library, J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room, 701 Goode Street, Bristol