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CCAWV Essay Contest 4April is "National County Government Month" and the County Commissioners’ Association of West Virginia (CCAWV) is hosting our annual essay contest for 8th grade students across West Virginia.

There will be monetary prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Student Winners. There will also be a monetary prize for the 1st Place Winner’s Teacher to be used for classroom activities. The 1st Place Student and Teacher will each receive $500; 2nd Place Student $300; and 3rd Place Student $200. We will also award $50 for five Honorable Mention Students.

One of CCAWV’s goals is to increase information and public awareness about county government and the office of County Commissioner. As an initiative of this goal we are excited to partner with West Virginia educators to encourage students to learn and write about their local county governing body, the County Commission. (Teachers, for your convenience, we are attaching our brochure about county commission responsibilities.)

Student participants are asked to type a 500-word essay on the topic, "How does my county commission make life better for me?" All entries must be emailed by 5:00 pm Friday, April 16, 2021 to qualify. Please see rules attached. Entries should be emailed to: jennifer@ccawv.org or for more information please contact Jennifer Piercy at jennifer@ccawv.org or at 304-345-4639. Winners will be announced by April 23, 2021.

Want to know more?

Take a class fieldtrip to a county commission meeting! Ask your county commissioners to come speak to the class! Find out what your county commission is working on in your county and encourage your students to write about it from the perspective of an 8th grader and why it matters to them. There are also a series of five informational videos on our website at www.ccawv.org that details the roles and responsibilities of county commissioners.

February 14 & 15, 2021
Embassy Suites, Kanawha County, Charleston, WV

We are working to provide meeting details as much as we are receiving.  We are moving forward and will ‘deal with forthcoming matters’ as best to our abilities.

There are two (2) options for registration. Our Legislative Meeting will operate the same as our Annual Meeting. 

You MUST register for In-Person Attendance ($175) OR for Virtual Attendance ($50).  There are two (2) separate forms.  We are aware circumstances may change quickly and will do our best to accommodate, as necessary.

Please make sure you fill in all information on your preferred registration form.  A registration form MUST be completed for each conference attendee.

Please register ASAP to provide social distancing arrangements are apportioned in meeting room/s. 


 DUE TO MANDATORY SAFETY GUIDELINES AND TO PROTECT EACH ONE OF US:

1. ONLY REGISTERED CONFERENCE ATTENDEES WILL BE PERMITTED INTO MEETING ROOM AND MEAL FUNCTIONS.
2. MASKS MUST BE APPROPRIATELY WORN AT ALL TIMES.
3. WE SERIOUSLY REQUEST ATTENDEES TO RESTRICT OUTSIDE VENTURES OF THE HOTEL FOR EVERYONE’S PROTECTION. 


Lodging: $134+ Rate NO PARKING FEE Don’t forget to email + Take Tax Exempt Certificate

Check-in time is 4 PM; Check-out by Noon

**MAKE SURE YOU DOUBLE CHECK YOUR HOTEL FOLIO BEFORE LEAVING FOR TAXES (IF YOU SUBMITTED TAX EXEMPT FORM) AND NO PARKING FEES.

  • Reservation Info:  Everyone will make their own reservations by calling:
  • Embassy Suites Phone #: 304.347.8700 OR
  • Online Reservations: www.embassysuitescharlestonwv.com
  • Room Block Name: CCA
  • Reservation Deadline: FEBRUARY 10th - Only so many rooms available.
  • Make your reservation now – don’t wait!

Cancellation Policy:

There will be no penalty for cancellations received on or before February 10, 2021

February 11, 2021, and thereafter, all no-shows will be charged the full registration amount.  We apologize for the need to adopt this policy, but on this date, the costs for meals, room rentals, refreshments, etc. are incurred on your behalf, even when you cancel, the Association is responsible with covering the cost. 

  • 1st Place ($500 for student and teacher) – Maylie Jackson, Mountaineer Middle, Monongalia County; Teacher – Robyn Addie
  • 2nd Place ($300) – Sophia Saurino, West Preston Middle, Preston County; Teacher – Angela Knisell
  • 3rd Place ($200) – Hannah Starcher, Winfield Middle, Putnam County; Teacher – Angie Withrow

Honorable Mention ($50 for each student):

  • CJ Gerwig, Braxton Middle, Braxton County; Teacher – Lori Dittman
  • Neha Chandrasekar, Dunbar Middle, Kanawha County; Teacher – Kathryn West
  • Helen Honecker, Mountaineer Middle, Monongalia County; Teacher – Robin Addie
  • Laura Moreland, West Preston Middle, Preston County; Teacher – Angela Knisell
  • Carley Bird, Winfield Middle, Putnam County; Teacher – Angie Withrow

New emergency rule for retailers that are allowed to remain open during the pandemic. It sets occupancy limits (3 customers per 1,000 sq ft in grocery stores; 2 per 1,000 sq ft in other retailers) and other guidelines:

http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/csr/readfile.aspx?DocId=53180&Format=PDF

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