Saturday, May 28, 2016
Leaving the “Catbird Seat” (see photo slideshow bottom)
Mayor David Bowers has practiced law for 38 years, has been on city council for 24 years with 16 of those years serving as mayor. As a youngster he was inspired to become mayor when he met Mayor Benton Dillard at the Civic Center groundbreaking. Bowers was nostalgic Friday saying his dream did come true in 1992 pointing to the framed front page of the May 6, 1992 Roanoke Times & World News that touted his victory.
To many admiration of the soon to be ex-mayor of Roanoke is unshakeable while others admonish Bowers for his missteps during his reign. The last brouhaha brought national attention with his “memo”