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Pcislease join us for a very informative session presented by our municipal specialists on:


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Sexual Harassment One Beacon, Commercial Insurance Services 

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments.

The City of Bluefield is seeking an energetic and knowledgeable professional for the position of City Solicitor. The City of Bluefield utilizes a city-manager form of government with a Board of Directors consisting of five members elected to staggered four-year terms. The City Solicitor conducts the legal business of the city and is responsible for all legal matters in which the city may have an interest. The individual is under the direction of the Board of Directors, works alongside other board officers, and assists city employees. The City Solicitor is the legal adviser for all officials, officers, and departments of the city and represents the city in all litigation and proceedings. Work includes, but is not limited to: drafting and reviewing ordinances, crafting resolutions, assisting in the development of policies and procedures, draft and review contracts, and completing other duties that may arise or are assigned. Knowledge of municipal law, civil code enforcement, land use, zoning, labor relations, and legislative interpretation are expected. Applicants should have a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school, experience as a municipal attorney is preferred but not mandatory, and must be licensed by the West Virginia State Bar and U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. The selected applicant is encouraged to establish residency in the corporate limits of the City of Bluefield upon employment.

The City of Bluefield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, send a cover letter with resume, proof of licensing, and salary requirements by email to cityclerk@cityofbluefield.com or mail to: City Clerk, City of Bluefield, 200 Rogers Street Bluefield, WV 24701.

CHARLESTON – State Treasurer John Perdue’s West Virginia Retirement Plus supplemental retirement plan gained 301 new participants in the second quarter of fiscal year 2017.

Records show the plan picked up more steam in October, November and December 2016, bringing the total number of participants to 16,950.  Total assets stood at $203.4 million as of Sept. 30, 2016.

The participant base has more than tripled and total assets have increased by more than $130 million since Treasurer Perdue’s office took custodianship of the program in July 2006.

“As with all of our office programs, I’m always pleased, but not surprised, when one continues to perform well,” the Treasurer said. “The growth in West Virginia Retirement Plus is positive. Our people work hard at engaging public employees of many types and this is the result.”

Nearly 300 political subdivisions, including 108 municipalities, have joined the plan to date. 

South Charleston Fire Department and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in South Charleston, February 2-3, 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.

The City of Ashland, Kentucky is currently accepting applications for a City Manager.  Ashland is situated on the Ohio River and provides progressive and central leadership to the Tri-State region of Northeastern Kentucky.  Ashland’s economic and community development opportunities are reflected in its proud past, and bright future, while representing a heritage initiated by the coal, iron, and railroad industries.  State of the art public safety amenities and expertise, provided by the City’s Fire and Police Departments, ensure resident’s safety and security.  A variety of educational options ranging from exceptional public school systems, as well as private schools, and trade-school opportunities are readily available.  A number of four-year university program opportunities exist in the area.  Ashland Community Technical College (part of the Kentucky Community Technical College system), Ohio University Southern campus, Marshall University, and Morehead University classes on ACTC’s campus.  Ashland’s extensive parks and recreation system and numerous festivals emphasize and help maintain a high quality of life along with an excellent YMCA & Paramount Performing Arts Center.

This Weekly Ethics Thought is provided by Christopher Bauer and Bauer Ethics Seminars.
Please feel free to forward it to anyone you believe would enjoy a copy.

Where Are You Aiming Your Ethics Training?

I'd like to suggest four targets to add to your list of ethics training recipients if they aren't already included. The first two are high-risk groups often overlooked when developing ethics and values training. The second two are seemingly-obvious groups also often overlooked though for entirely different reasons.

Municipal Member and Finance Director Thomas Maher, Jr., City of Weirton, has passed away.

Early this morning the City of Weirton suffered a great loss.  Finance Director Thomas J. Maher, Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Mr. Maher was a man of high caliber in both his personal and professional life. His death will affect the City in an unimaginable way, but they will continue to move forward progressing Weirton in the direction Tom envisioned.  Please let others in the Municipal League know of his passing. Tom was very fond of everyone who was involved in the League. Details of Tom’s visitation is below.

Visitation will be held Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10am Thursday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father Larry Dorsch officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton.

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness. (Timothy 4:7-8)

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 140 Walnut Street, Weirton, WV or Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

The City of Weirton is accepting applications for the position of Finance Director.  This is a professional position working under the direction of the City Manager. The Finance Director is responsible for complete management of the Finance Department, which provides the following services:  accounting/bookkeeping for all the City Departments (excluding the Park Board and the Library), processing of utility bills, taxes and other municipal fees, payroll, investments, and computer system administration.

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