BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates Coal Communities Workgroup are reminding citizens they will meet this evening in Beckley. This is one of their Community Listening Tour stops. They have also completed arrangements for future meetings.
Tonight’s meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Woodrow Wilson High School cafeteria at 1410 Stanaford Road.
The Coal Communities Workgroup, announced by House Speaker Roger Hanshaw and Minority Leader Doug Skaff in early June, was created for lawmakers from both parties and throughout the state to work together to develop policy recommendations to help revitalize West Virginia’s coal communities.
Members of the workgroup already have hosted initial virtual meetings with the federal Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization, as well as local economic development representatives, Retired Major General James Hoyer, Appalachian Regional Commission Co-Chair Gayle Manchin, and representatives from the U.S. Economic Development Administration as well as West Virginia’s Congressional representatives.
The workgroup’s goal is to go into communities and talk with local residents as well as local community and business leaders, to determine what our coal communities specifically need to succeed and what tools are already available.
On Tuesday, November 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., they will convene at the Marshall County Fairgrounds (Chevron Building; 714 Myrtle Avenue. Use East 12th Street entrance). The fairgrounds are located in Moundsville.
Then on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., they meet at the Shack Neighborhood House, 537 Blue Horizon Drive in Pursglove.
The public is invited to attend.