Mt. Rushmore with Ande Banks, City of Harrisonburg, VA

Posted on August 9, 2017

It’s Mount Rushmore season for ELGL members. We’re asking for your top four list on a variety of topics.

Ande Banks

City of Harrisonburg, Virginia – Deputy City Manager

Connect: LinkedIn 

Harrisonburg Attractions

  1. Explore More Discovery Museum
  2. Downtown – anywhere!
  3. A Dream Come True Playground
  4. Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park

Summer Activities

  1. Rocktown Beer and Music Festival (technically in April, but marks the coming of summer)
  2. Valley Fourth – July 4th Celebration
  3. International Festival
  4. First Fridays and Fridays on the Square

Music Acts

  1. The Steel Wheels
  2. The Judy Chops
  3. Who Shot John
  4. Beastie Boys


  1. Vanilla Sky
  2. Saving Private Ryan
  3. 28 Days Later
  4. Trainspotting

Issues Facing Harrisonburg

  1. School System Expansion
  2. Zoning and Planning Evolution
  3. Changes associated with the rapid growth and diversification of a formerly small rural and agricultural town into a more regional hub)
  4. Challenges and opportunities associated with a major state University (James Madison University) in the heart of our City.
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