Mount Rushmore with Timothy Martin, City of Roanoke, VA

Mount Rushmore with Timothy Martin, City of Roanoke, VA

Mount Rushmore is a massive mountainside sculpture depicting of four former American presidents. In this feature, we flip the script to ask new ELGL members for their Mount Rushmore (top four) for various topics.

Timothy Martin






City of Roanoke, VA – Communications and Media Coordinator 

Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter

Career Accomplishments 

  1. Named 2016 Top Social Media Advocate in Government by Government Social Media.
  2. Made Roanoke a leader in social media for local governments. (The City That Incorporated Social Media Into Everything)
  3. Led the award-winning redesign of Roanoke’s website,
  4. Included in the list of Top 100 Local Government Influencers by ELGL.


  1. Pages
  2. Prism
  3.  Google Photos



Issues Facing Local Government

  1. Doing more with less
  2. Constantly changing technology
  3. Communication with citizens who don’t have a computer
  4. Citizen expectations

Office Pet Peeves


  1. Phone ringing while in creative thought.
  2. Feeling the need to keep my office door open at all times.
  3. No light switch in office.
  4. Awkward office furniture. (First world problems)

Supplemental Reading

Roanoke launches new way to get city information through social media

Roanoke City unveils new social media center

Managing Social Media Campaigns