Volosin Announces Bid for City Council Seat

Volosin Announces Bid for City Council Seat

ROANOKE, VA - Peter Volosin has announced his candidacy to be a member of Roanoke’s City Council. He will be running as a Democrat.

Volosin said he’s running because “Roanoke is going through some big shifts right now. The major industries that drove the valley’s economy for over 100 years are being replaced, and that brings new challenges in housing, infrastructure, and quality of life. We need the right leadership to navigate the city through this time of transition successfully.”

Volosin is a Roanoke city native who studied urban and regional planning at Brown University and Georgetown University. He has worked on sustainable urban planning initiatives at the World Bank and the Urban Land Institute.

“Service to our community is my guiding principle,” said Volosin. “My professional background gives me unique insight into how to ensure that the positive changes happening in Roanoke are felt citywide, and how to get to a place where everyone feels that they have access to a good education, economic opportunity, and reliable infrastructure.”

Volosin’s policy priorities include increasing small business development, incentivizing mixed-income housing, and making transportation options more connected and accessible. He currently serves on the boards of the Roanoke Diversity Center, Local Colors, the Virginia Recreational Facilities Authority, the Roanoke Fair Housing Board, and as a representative of Roanoke City on the Roanoke Valley - Alleghany Regional Commission.

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