The City of Ashland, Kentucky is seeking a qualified individual to serve as city manager. The position requires strong leadership skills with great communication skills. Job candidates should enjoy solving complex problems and interacting with a highly skilled team of professionals. Demonstrated reliability, integrity and experience are key characteristics of this position. Qualified applicants should be highly motivated with an expectation of achieving excellence and have a thorough understanding of Kentucky’s city commission/city manager form of government with appropriate experience and credentials. 

bl fayetteCongratulations to Fayetteville Town Superintendent, Bill Lanham! He is the first recipient of the WVU Community Leadership Award for outstanding work in the community which he was awarded during the WVU CLA Conference. 

The Community Leadership Academy helps emerging and established leaders develop their leadership skills.

The academy provides community leaders with a solid foundation in public organizational and financial management. Topics emphasize enhancing personal leadership skills and providing an understanding of current, complex issues affecting communities.

The academy unites community leaders, elected officials, economic developers, Chambers of Commerce, business owners and civic-minded residents of West Virginia and nearby states.

The Community Leadership Academy was founded the by WVU Extension Service Community Resources and Economic Development (CRED) unit, with the help of Extension partners.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant management workshop in Martinsburg, June 15-16, 2017.  This training is for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you'll learn how to administer government grants and stay in compliance with applicable rules and regulations.

As you are aware, businesses doing business in your municipality will begin collecting your municipal sales and use taxes in addition to the State sales and use taxes on July 1, 2017.

For businesses that only make sales from a storefront in your municipality, there will be a new, additional reporting requirement, but not much else changes for them.

For businesses that deliver products to the location of the customer, or that provided services at the customer’s location there are new compliance and reporting rules. These businesses will need to become familiar with the sourcing rules, in W. Va. Code §§ 11-15B-14, 11-15B14a and 11-15B-15, that apply to both the State sales and use taxes and to municipal sales and use taxes. 

DENVER (WSAZ) -- The city of Huntington won first place Wednesday night in America's Best Communities competition in Denver, taking home the $3 million grand prize in the process.

It took top honors among eight cities. Singer Vince Gill announced the honor just moments ago.

Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Statesboro, Georgia took second and third place, respectively, winning $2 million and $1 million each.



From stunning peaks in New Hampshire to under-the- radar Gold Rush-era hamlets in California, read on for our favorite mountain town getaways.

When West Virginia calls, heed its siren! Make your home away from home The Historic General Lewis Inn which offers an apothecary-meets- antique store vibe, thanks to recent renovations. When hunger strikes, stroll over to Hill & Holler Pizza and order yours with extra foraged mushrooms. Burn off the calories on the Greenbrier River Trail where you can partake in horseback riding or backpacking. This summer, you'll also want to pack your picnic blanket and set up shop at The Ivy Terrace Concert Series, held the second and last Thursday of the month, June through August. It's the perfect place to indulge in some good (free!) music and that last slice of leftover pizza.

For more information, visit greenbrierwv.com.

To view the article in its entirety go to: http://www.countryliving.com/life/travel/g4206/americas-best-small-mountain-towns/



Participate in a comprehensive and groundbreaking research effort to understand broadband activities within American cities. Participants in this short (5-10 minute) survey will receive a one-of-a-kind report on "smart city” activities as well as a $10 "thank you" in the form of an Amazon gift card.

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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Martinsburg, April 20-21, 2017. This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

Click here for full event details.

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

We are excited to offer West Virginia Municipal League members and their staff a special tuition rate of $425 which includes everything: two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forum that's packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Please use discount code "WVASSN" to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration.

The 2017 #WVBrownfields Conference, hosted by the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers, will take place at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, W.Va. on Sept. 12- 14.

The theme for this year’s conference is Ready, Set, Redevelop. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Central Appalachian Regional Brownfields Summit, West Virginia will again host this regional event on Sept. 14.

The event kicks off on Sept. 12 with training for licensed remediation specialists, a grant writing workshop, and mobile workshops highlighting brownfields projects in Morgantown. The first full day of the conference, Sept. 13, will feature programming and sessions related to brownfield redevelopment in West Virginia. The second day, Sept. 14, will feature sessions covering regional brownfields topics impacting Central Appalachia.

For more information, visit the WV Brownfields Conference page.


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