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State Auditor’s office has partnered with graduate accounting students at West Virginia University to help monitor the finances of small, local municipalities across the state.

State Auditor J.B. McCuskey hopes the program, which launched with 36 students as a pilot program earlier this fall, will help small, cash-strapped governments meet state financial requirements cheaper and easier.

“The state doesn’t have any more money, the cities don’t have enough money and we don’t have enough people — nor can we hire any more people, because we don’t have enough money,” McCuskey said. “So what’s the solution, right? We tried to find a way to get these audits done that didn’t cost any more money, and our best solution was to go to the universities for help.”

January 23, 2018

Marriott Hotel, Charleston, WV Registration- 8:00a.m.
Seminar- 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.


Registration fee $25.00 (after 01/01/2018- $40.00)
Fee covers cost of continental breakfast, two breaks, lunch, meeting room and related materials

Election Seminar Information

The WV Municipal League in conjunction with the Secretary of State’s Office will begin the training at 9:00a.m. and ending at 4:00p.m. on January 23rd, 2018.

Contact Tom Armstead, if you have any questions: (304) 372-3482.


Please make your reservation for overnight accommodations at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston by calling 1-800-228-9290 or 304-345-6500.

Election Questions

Please direct any training questions you would like to have discussed to Tom Armstead at: 

The City of Ripley
203 South Church Street
Ripley, WV 25271

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NLC City Summit Mayor Steve Williams who challenged more than 3,000 city leaders during his first of three panel presentation on Opioid Abuse.

“Don’t Ever, Ever Doubt your Ability to Change the World” he said. What an Ambassador for WV and it’s municipalities.

Mayor Steve Williams was on at the NLC Conference City Summit *Wednesday, November 15th at 1pm- Mayors Challenge to end veteran homelessness, *Thursday November 16th at 8am- Discovery Channel and DEA, Operation Prevention, Thursday November 16th at 3:00pm – Panelist, Building and Preserving Affordable Housing in Transitioning Markets.


Save the Date

Join us on Tuesday, November 14th for the 2017 BAD Buildings Summit in Morgantown, West Virginia!

November 14, 2017 | 9am
Erickson Alumni Center
1 Alumni Drive
Morgantown, WV 26504

The registration fee is $25 per person. Travel scholarships are available to eligible attendees. More information is available on the registration page.

The West Virginia Purchasing Division has some good news for you! After evaluating the responses from our recent survey to local government entities, many indicated that they would be interested in attending a free event in your area to learn more about the programs and services that the Purchasing Division can provide your organization.

On Friday, October 27, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, West Virginia Purchasing Division representatives will be at the Beckley State Office Building at 407 Neville Street in Beckley, WV, to present valuable information on programs and services available to you, including the West Virginia State Agency for Surplus Property programs, availability of statewide contracts for many commonly-used items, training opportunities and more.

With space limited to 80 individuals, registration is required. Please register by emailing Purchasing.Requisitions@wv.gov with your name, organization, address and your preferred email address.

If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact Diane Holley-Brown at Diane.m.holley@wv.gov. To subscribe to our mailing list, please visit http://www.state.wv.us/admin/purchase/LocalGovt/Subscribe.html.

We are excited to come to the Beckley area to share important information that could save your local government agency resources and dollars. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

State Auditor J.B. McCuskey, through his Local Government Services Division, is pleased to extend this invitation to the Annual Training Seminars for Municipal Officials and Assistants during the months of September and October at various locations throughout West Virginia.

DENVER (Sept. 5, 2017) – The National Civic League is accepting applications from communities that have included diverse voices in problem-solving or promoted equitable practices and solutions to apply for the 2018 All-America City Award.

The 2018 focus was chosen, in part, to bring attention to the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act as well as the Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (more commonly known as the Kerner Commission).

With this framing in mind, the National Civic League is particularly interested in learning about community projects that: promote positive community-police relations; promote racial healing and dialogues on race; expand government and institutional representation and access; further educational equity in the community; create affordable and safe housing; reduce poverty; increase job readiness and employment; focus on restorative justice; seek equitable transportation access; promote or ensure access to healthy food and/or to safe and healthy natural environments.

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