Richmond VA > The Office of the Press Secretary to the Mayor > City Voices Speakers Bureau

Last Updated: 2016-04-21

We offer an array of free presentation on Richmond, Virgnia, government.

City Voices is designed to bring your Richmond, Virginia government closer to you.

As a speakers bureau available to groups of 10 or more, City Voices wants you to know how local government is working on your behalf. You'll have a face-to-face opportunity to hear about and discuss the city's many activities, programs and services.

Why is Richmond often recognized for its business climate and quality of life by leading national magazines such as Money, Fortune and Employment Review? Many of those reasons are found in the selection of topics available to you through City Voices.

After you have selected a topic, send us your request. You may also make your request in writing by sending it to

City Voices
Office of the Press Secretary to the Mayor
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 201
Richmond, VA 23219

Please allow a minimum of three weeks advance notice to schedule a speaker. Every effort will be made to arrange a speaker for your specified date, yet on occasion, an alternate date may be necessary.


A Prosperous City

Offering economic opportunities fueled by commercial and non-profit enterprises.

  • Economic Development: Downtown and All Around
  • Richmond's Downtown Canal Walk
  • Broad Street Redevelopment
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Contracting Opportunities with the City of Richmond
  • Commercial District Revitalization
  • City Hall Is Getting a Facelift!
  • Restoring Older Neighborhoods
  • The Future of Public Transportation in the City
  • Applying for Community Block Grants
  • Real Estate Tax Abatement and Tax Credits

A Safe City

Encouraging all citizens to join together in promoting public safety.

  • Crime Prevention and You
  • Self Defense Measures When You're Alone
  • Neighborhood Safety Programs
  • Neighborhood Traffic Safety
  • Fire Safety at Home and Work
  • Animal Control Practices
  • Building Codes and the Permit Process
  • Child Safety Seat Inspections and Other Toddler Safeguards
  • Lead Paint, Carbon Monoxide and Other Household Dangers
  • Removing Neighborhood Blight
  • Juvenile Offender Programs and Family Services

A Healthy City

Promoting smart health practices is key to a productive society.

  • Nutrition for Children
  • Coping with Stress
  • Importance of Childhood Immunizations
  • Sports, Recreation and Fitness for Senior Citizens
  • Having A Healthy Heart
  • Mental Illness - There Is Hope
  • HIV: Safeguards and Treatment
  • Addressing Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Treating Substance Abuse Problems
  • Emerging and Infectious Diseases
  • Adopting a Healthier lifestyle

A Livable City

Providing a nationally-recognized quality of life that's rich in beauty, heritage and culture.

  • Cultural and Recreational Activities for All Ages
  • Historic Preservation
  • Tools to Property Ownership in Richmond
  • Neighborhood Beautification and Cleanup
  • Social Activities for Seniors
  • Managing Your Monthly Utility Costs
  • Graffiti: From Removal to Penalties
  • Getting City Street lights
  • Recycling Programs and Commercial Waste Reduction
  • Sidewalk and Roadway Maintenance

A Well-Governed City

Becoming a world-class City, empowering citizens to achieve their highest potential.

  • Meet Your Richmond City Council Representative
  • Your Role and Responsibility as a Citizen
  • Meet Your Richmond School Board Representative
  • How the City's Budget and Planning Process Works
  • Enhancing the City's Level of Service to You
  • Using Technology to Improve Your Access to City Services
  • Real Estate Assessments
  • How Utility Rates Are Calculated
  • Planning a Career in Local Government
  • Volunteer Opportunities as a "City Ambassador"
  • Virginia First Cities: Seeking State Tax Reform

A Literate City

Committed to providing superior educational resources for all ages.

  • The History of Richmond
  • How the Public Schools Operate
  • Alternative School Programs
  • After-School Activities
  • Youth Mentoring Programs
  • School Partnerships and Volunteerism
  • Adult Education Programs
  • Valuable Resources at Your Public Library
  • Activities Galore at Your Public Library
  • Coaching and Team Building

A Helping City

Coordinating local resources to promote a stronger community.

  • Keeping Families Together
  • Protecting Kids - Everybody's Job
  • Welfare-to-Work Assistance
  • Helping Kids Stay in School
  • Protective Care for Adults
  • Becoming a Foster Parent Or Adopting a Child
  • Services for the Homeless
  • Food Stamp Assistance
  • Emergency Housing Assistance
  • Health Coverage for People in Need

Contact Information:

Office of the Press Secretary
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 201
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-7985
Fax: (804)646-5945

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