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Municipal Home Rule Board approves Lewisburg, Shepherdstown, New Cumberland and Auburn for home-rule status

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - At its meeting April 4, 2016, the Municipal Home Rule Board approved four more municipalities to join those that have already been granted Home Rule status. 

Home Rule plans from Lewisburg (Greenbrier County), Shepherdstown (Jefferson County), New Cumberland (Hancock County) and Auburn (Ritchie County) were approved. 

With this action, Shepherdstown, New Cumberland and Auburn filled the final three

Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced the availability of $65.8 million through the Obama Administration’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative to develop new strategies for economic growth and worker advancement for communities that have historically relied on the coal economy for economic stability. With this announcement, communities and regions that have been negatively impacted by changes in the coal economy -- including mining, coal fired power plants and related transportation, logistics and manufacturing supply chains -- can apply for resources to help strengthen their economies and workforces. Funds are available for a range of activities, including:

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The seminars listed on this page are presented by the Public Service Commission of West Virginia for the educational benefit of water and sewer utilities in West Virginia at no cost to the utility. The information presented is to help utility personnel, board members, and mayors have a better understanding of the PSC rules and regulations and the WV Code.

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Full-time position providing professional and administrative support for city legislative processes, planning commission, and police/fire hiring; serving as liaison between elected officials and the public; overseeing municipal elections; managing projects; maintaining records of council actions, media relations and city website/social media; assisting city’s administrative team with budget planning and personnel or other administrative issues; grant writing and administration.

I am pleased to inform you that as of today, the following individual has earned the prestigious Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC):

Damita Johnson, CMC - City Clerk/Treasurer - City of Oak Hill, WV.

The CMC designation program is designed to enhance the job performance of the Clerk in small and large municipalities. To earn the CMC designation, a Municipal Clerk must attend extensive education programs. The designation also requires pertinent experience in a municipality. The program prepares the participants to meet the challenges of the complex role of the municipal clerks by providing them with quality education in partnership with 47 institutions of higher learning. The program has been in existence since 1970 and has helped thousands of clerks in various municipalities.

Founded in 1947, IIMC is a professional association with more than 10,000 members in the US, Canada and 15 other countries. IIMC’s primary goal is to actively promote the continuing education and professional development of municipal clerks through extensive education programs, certification, recertification, publications, networking, annual conferences and research. IIMC also engages in municipal research administration, enhances critical professional skill development and fosters a spirit of mutual assistance and good fellowship among municipal clerks around the globe. IIMC is governed by a 26-member Board of Directors.

For more information please visit our website at www.iimc.com or contact us at hq@iimc.com or 909-944-4162.

The West Virginia Ethics Commission has issued an advisory opinion (A.O. 2016-04) that overturns   earlier Advisory Opinions (AO 2006-05, AO 2012-04) and confirms that West Virginia law allows a City Council to employ its Mayor as a full-time or part-time City employee.   

The Police Civil Service Commission of the City of Bluefield, West Virginia, will be conducting entry level tests for probationary police officers in the Bluefield, West Virginia Police Department.  Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years of age, must be or become a resident of Mercer County, have a high school diploma or GED, and have or get a valid West Virginia Drivers License.  You may apply at the City of Bluefield, Municipal Complex, 200 Rogers Street, Bluefield, WV until Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. EOE

Located in the Piedmont region of south-central Virginia along the North Carolina border, Danville offers small-town charm as well as the advantages of a city overflowing with energy. It sits prominently on the banks of the beautiful Dan River and exceeds expectations with a wide variety of activities ranging from festivals, events, concerts and outdoor activities. This is the Heart of Southern Virginia!

The next City Manager will be an action-oriented and progressive leader, someone who will partner with the City Council and staff to help Danville reach its goals.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background and proven track record in economic development, utilities, finance and management and advanced business practices.  

Mid Winter Conference

Amended Dates - January 17 & 18, 2016
Charleston Marriott Hotel - REGISTER ONLINE

WVMCRA Election Seminar Training Cancelled

The Election Training Seminar conducted by the WV Municipal Clerks Recorders Association, schedule for January 19, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Charleston Marriott Hotel, has been cancelled. 

Any registration fees paid will be returned/reimbursed. 

If you are conducting your first municipal election this year please contact the WV Secretary of State’s office 304-558-6000 to seek guidance or you may contact the WV Municipal League @ 1-800-344-7702 and we will attempt to match you with a Clerk or Recorder who could serve as a mentor to you during your election.

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