Employee Spotlight: Mike Futrell

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who's in the spotlight! Mike Futrell Title: GIS Administrator Division: Environmental Hometown: Blacksburg, VA Alma Mater: Ohio State University   What 3 words would you use to describe working at DAA? Friendly, supportive, challenging   Favorite thing about working at DAA? The flexibility, the people, the occasional beer socials.   In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out/was your favorite/was challenging? I’ve had several opportunities to bring environmental consciousness into a project to help minimize the impacts of construction. [caption id="attachment_5644" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mike lecturing in Nanning, China[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5645" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mike lecturing in the UK[/caption]                           Favorite quote or words of wisdom?   Read. Travel. Think.   What TV show, movie, or book are you obsessed with right now? I'm reading Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China; by Evan Osnos.   Have you been on a...

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Roanoke “Stormwater Footprints” Now Available

On behalf of its residents, the City of Roanoke staff has determined the amount of impervious surface of each parcel within the City in preparations for the proposed stormwater utility fee to be implemented on July 1, 2014.  Residents and businesses can now go online to check the City’s calculation of their ‘stormwater footprint’ – impervious area – to prepare for the City's stormwater fee.   The City has proposed a fee of $.90 per month per 500 square feet of impervious surface.  To see parcel information, please go to or visit the City's Engineering Department web site: for additional information regarding current and future stormwater programs....

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