By W. Michael Galliher
I grew up in this area. I am a proud graduate of Northside High School and continued my education at Radford University. I am very proud of the education I received within Roanoke County, and very proud at what Roanoke County has accomplished over the years within the public school system. Since college, I finally landed a job that I love and that allowed me to stay in the Roanoke area, and it also allows me to use my education that I have worked so hard for within my profession.
I love the fact that this area still has a personal feel and the fact there is a strong sense of a community that still resides within the Roanoke Valley. I also think we have the best of all worlds when you look at all the various things Roanoke has to offer (downtown atmosphere, great locally owned restaurants, museums, history, entertainment, outdoor life with lakes, trails, rivers, etc.).
Galliher lives in Roanoke County.