Once a year Roanoke Mayor David Bowers opens his office to citizens without appointment. They can wander in, give the mayor a piece of their mind (whether it’s positive or negative) and have their photo — or their child’s or grandchild’s photo — taken in the mayor’s chair. After all, as the sign on his desk reads, “This Chair belongs to the People.”
This year’s open house comes a little early: It’s happening after the city council meeting on Monday, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The mayor’s office is Room 452 on the fourth floor in the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building in downtown Roanoke.
– Mason Adams