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The West Virginia Municipal League announced the 3rd annual "If I Were Mayor, I Would..." essay contest. The contest is open to all 7th grade students in West Virginia enrolled during the 2010-2011 school year. The program was designed as a means to provide more education on the positive roles of municipal government.

Three winners will be chosen from 7th grade students across West Virginia, to receive an award plaque and a $250 savings bond. Awards will be presented during the League’s Mid Winter Conference, January 24, 2011, Charleston, WV.

As a reminder, the deadline for entries is November 15, 2010, with essays received at the WV Municipal League office no later than 5:00 p.m. that day. Winners will be notified in writing by mail.

Entry forms can be obtained by visiting the League’s website:

January 2010 Essay Contest Winner, Cynthia Corley, Bridge Street Middle School with Governor Joe Manchin, WVML President; Susan Webster, Mayor of Bath; Andy McKenzie, Mayor of Wheeling.

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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 .

Senate Bill 164, which became effective July 1, 1998, requires any municipal judge who is not an attorney, to participate in a training program conducted by the League. Additionally, HB 2120, which became effective May 21, 2007, now requires municipal judges who are not attorneys, to receive continuing legal training on an annual basis.

The League has prepared our thirteenth training session for municipal judges scheduled for November 5, 2010, at Embassy Suites Hotel, Charleston, WV. Training will be conducted on November 4, 2010, for municipal court clerks.

Certificates of Completion will be issued to each person attending the municipal judge training. (CLE with State Bar approval).

Please complete and return your registration with payment, on or before October 22, 2010. Contact the League office if you have any questions, 1-800-344-7702.

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The third week of October each year was proclaimed, “Municipal Government Week” by the Governor. This year the dates will be October 18-22, 2010, it is our fifteenth annual event and we need your support.

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