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CHARLESTON — A collection of municipal leaders in West Virginia are looking to implement an initiative promoting "cordial dialog."

The #ReviveCivility movement, an initiative of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, aims "to counter the coarseness that runs extensively in public discourse," according to a release from the West Virginia Municipal League.

Steve Williams, president of the Municipal League and mayor of Huntington, said the initiative was started because of the "extensive polarization" seen in society today.

Williams clarified that he was not saying that having differing opinions was a bad thing, but that polarization preventing conversation is.

"Disagreements are healthy because they force us to stretch our thinking, but when we’re unable to have conversations where we share those experiences and learn from one another, we’re never going to find common ground," he said.

The league's board of directors recently passed a resolution to implement the initiative in the state.

"We are honored to be the first League in the Nation and the first group in West Virginia to explore this campaign," said Lisa Dooley, executive director of the league.




OCTOBER 15-19, 2018


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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The City of Huntington and its Open to All diversity campaign received the first-place award in the 50,000-and-under population category for the National League of Cities’ (NLC) City Cultural Diversity Awards Program during a conference Monday in Washington, D.C.

Designed to promote and reward inclusive policies in the nation’s cities, towns and villages, the awards program recognizes communities that have developed innovative ways of supporting diversity.

The Open to All diversity campaign actively promotes an inclusive environment for all people in the City of Huntington.

Read the entire article: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/huntington-wins-first-place-in-city-cultural-diversity-awards-program/article_277142ad-5693-58df-aa20-13311af2452e.html

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If interested in participating in the scholarship program of WVMCRA please complete and return to Linda Tucker, City Clerk of Morgantown, 389 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV   26505


As the experts on the Operation Prevention - Educating Youth on the Dangers of Opioid Misusepanel attested, the opioid epidemic affects every community across the country. To support community leaders looking for solutions, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education offer no-cost prevention resources through the Operation Prevention program. The program aims to combat the growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use by educating students about the science behind addiction and its impacts on the brain and body. This initiative for grades 3-12, educators, and parents delivers standards-aligned, digital resources for use in the classroom and at home.

Program resources include:

Looking for next steps to help your community combat the opioid epidemic? 

Take the Operation Prevention pledge.

Ensure that your community has the tools it needs to make smart, informed choices when prescribed or presented with the opportunity to experiment with opioids.

The WVDEP Office of Environmental Remediation is currently reviewing and enhancing the Voluntary Remediation Program.  Internal changes have already—and will continue—to be implemented to streamline the program; however, additional improvements are being considered.  OER is soliciting feedback and recommendations from all stakeholders now through January 31, 2018.  

OER is looking for feedback from all VRP stakeholders, including Licensed REmediation Specialists, VRP applicants, attorneys, consultants, and industry representatives.

Share your insights and recommendations for this key program.


April 18 & 19, 2018

Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place

Morgantown, WV



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The City of Buckhannon is currently accepting application materials from qualified individuals interested in the position of Fire Chief.  Buckhannon is a progressive city located in northcentral West Virginia, with a population of nearly 6,000 residents, and is home to West Virginia Wesleyan College with a student enrollment of about 1,500.  The Department, including the Chief, consists of seven paid members and works in tandem with the 30 members of the Buckhannon Volunteer Fire Department and further collaborates with several other volunteer fire departments in Upshur County with a population of about 25,000 residents.  The position of Fire Chief is a combined administrative and operational one, i.e., the fire chief shall be active as a firefighter.  The Fire Department provides fire suppression and prevention, basic life support, hazardous materials’ management, and a variety of other rescue services.  Persons interested in applying for this position may read more about the qualifications for this position by visiting the City’s website at buckhannonwv.org. 

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