Most have read that Mary Holliman passed away this last week.

The newspaper article and her obituary both do a very good job talking about who this special woman was.

If it were not for Mary, I doubt the town of Blacksburg would have elections in November as opposed to May. She worked hard to help us find good common ground that would make this important change possible. Mary gave everything she did her best. From Planning Commission, Town Council, or other civic responsibilities, you could count on Mary to put everything she had into a project.

She always looked to help people, help Blacksburg, and do what was right. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mary’s family and all her friends. This is a large list, because Mary’s friends included most of Blacksburg. She will be sorely missed.