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Our mission is to "maintain a statewide agency for the purpose of promoting the interest and general welfare of local county government through a variety of communication tools; to represent county government before the West Virginia Legislature, administrative agencies, and the federal government; to educate the public about the value and need for county programs and services; and to facilitate the exchange of problems, ideas and solutions among county officials."

Much of the Governor's speech centered around education. He spoke of a greater focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in our schools to create students who are better prepared for today's jobs.

"Our budget is strained," warned the Governor when his speech veered toward finances. He noted that this will be a year of tough financial choices. He also spoke of the drug epidemic and overcrowded jails - issues Commissioners are all too familiar with. He spoke of his administration's response to the pleas for additional resources for people suffering from drug addiction. He created the Governor's Advisory Council on Substance Abuse, which is working diligently to come up with new ways to fight the scourge of drug addiction. He proudly noted that the population in the Regional Jails has actually decreased since June.

Veteran Hershel Woody Williams was honored with a standing ovation (pictured) when the Governor spoke of West Virginia's dedication to our veterans. The unveiling of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument serves as a reminder of this dedication.

The Governor closed his speech by talking about ways he plans to "weed out" wasteful spending. He assured West Virginians that seeds have been planted for a strong future, and urged next generation Mountaineers to stay, or return, home, to reap the harvest of careful planning and fiscal responsibility.

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