Mayor Sherman Lea delivered the annual "State of the City" address in front of approximately 300 people at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center on Thursday. In his speech, Lea highlighted the city's accomplishments in the past year.

Aug. 30, 2019, 3 p.m.: An earlier version of this description used the incorrect pronoun for the mayor.

Stephanie has worked full-time at the Roanoke Times as a photographer for 27 years. She freelances for national publications and has taught photography at Virginia Western Community College for a decade.

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