Message from the City Manager

I am honored to serve as the City Manager of Radford, the “Heart of the New River Valley,” in Southwest Virginia. Radford is recognized for both efficient and effective governance and that reputation comes from our can-do attitude, excellent service to citizens, and ability to get things done. It is also a great place to advance education and discover our fascinating attractions.

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our website where you will find links to our City Departments, services, and leisure activities. Our staff understands the importance of keeping their community a vital place to live, work, and play. We strive to provide the best quality of life for our citizens, and our citizen-driven approach to services can be seen in our parks, schools, and safe neighborhoods.

Radford is nestled along the New River, close to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Upon entering Radford, one immediately recognizes the community as a place where natural beauty and a rich history are valued. Recreational opportunities abound. Radford is known as a destination for world class sporting venues and outdoor recreational actives. Home to an extensive park system, an award-winning recreational center, a bikeway walkway system and state of the art athletic fields, you’ll be called to jump into the game.

Educational opportunities in the City of Radford are seamless from childhood through adulthood. Close collaboration guides the principles of the Radford City School system, City Council, and Radford University.

As you can see, Radford has a lot to offer. Thanks for visiting the City of Radford.

David C. Ridpath
Radford City Manager