Member Login

Log in

Register


countyeline

WVACo Fall Board Meeting - A "Coming Together"

We just held our 2018 Fall Board Meeting of WVACo at the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg - Wood County.  What a great event and great time.  Thank you to the Wood County Officials for all their help in putting it together, especially Circuit Clerk and Board Member Carole Jones.  She was so excited to host our meeting and made it that much more special.  She made sure we all had "good-y bags" of welcome.  Thank you, Carole!  It was great to be welcomed by all of you, and joined by Assessor David Nohe.  

Thank you to Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens, our newest Board member who jumped right in offering smart, helpful insights on both Sheriffs' issues and overall agenda items for WVACo's upcoming legislative session.  

A special thanks and deep admiration to Commission President Blair Couch.  Blair was recently ill but now on the strong road to recovery.  He was our keynote speaker and gave an overview of last year's devastating industrial fire along Camden Avenue.  During that crisis he showed why he ran for office and why people vote for office holders: leadership - solving problems so the rest of us don't have to worry when a crisis happens.  Commissioner Couch provided that leadership and related how public officials should all respond in those moments.  A job well done, Commissioner Couch!

The big news from our meeting is that all county officials/offices agreed to offering a bill this coming session that allows for county officials' pay raises to fall under the authority of respective County Commissions.  Currently, raises that happen for county officials must be approved by the Legislature.  It is our hope that passage of this bill will allow for more regular, dependable raises for officials and not having to wait sometimes 8, 10 & 12 years between raises from the legislature.  EVERYONE came together!  It was inspiring.  

WVACo President Jan Pest made this issue her top priority for her term, and we are on the path to meet that goal.  Congratulations to each and every office, their WVACo Board representatives for approving this plan.  We're "building bridges together!"

our NEW WEBSITE!
WVU Extension Service It's so close to the second annual Day of Giving, and we've rounded up some extra incentives to give to those who donate! The main page is live, so visit https://dayofgiving.wvu.edu/extensionservice to get the scoop. There’s an extra $32,000 on ...
The Fairmont News The East Fairmont High School Busy Bee Band and Honeybees play a patriotic tune during Fairmont's Veterans Day parade.
West Virginia Association of Counties shared The Fairmont News's post.
McDowell County Commission Here’s the closing remarks from today’s 100th Welch Veteran’s Day Parade
West Virginia Association of Counties shared McDowell County Commission's post.
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources | Berhanu family creates civil engineering endowment A Valued County Partner
Members of Leah Berhanu’s family were looking for a way to honor her legacy of lending a helping hand to those who needed it. They chose to create the Leah Berhanu Financial Rescue Scholarship at West ...
West Virginia's energy 'dream team' celebrates role in Brooke County natural gas-fired plant case A Valued County Partner
CHARLESTON — The last thing Spilman Thomas and Battle member and attorney Susan Riggs expected was a phone call from the clerk of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

County Classifieds

Vandalia...
so so so so...

Upcoming Dates

23 Nov
Celebration of Lights - Marion County
11.23.2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
30 Nov

From the Director

05 October 2018
We just held our 2018 Fall Board Meeting of WVACo at the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg - Wood ...
05 October 2018
Wow! Our new website! Welcome. What do you think?  Check it out: the counties' page that gives ...