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West Virginia Archives and History Commission

Fredrick H. Armstrong*, Charleston
Dr. William S. Arnett*, Morgantown
Robert S. Conte, White Sulphur Springs
Jeremy S. Morris+, Wheeling
Harold M. Forbes, Morgantown
Becky Frye, Martinsburg
Joseph N. Geiger Jr.+, Huntington
Victor R. Greco, Wheeling
Charles Morris, III, Charleston
Dr. Michael Ed. Hohn+, Morgantown
Dr. Charles Ledbetter, Nitro
Susan Pierce+, Charleston
Randall Reid-Smith+, Barboursville
Bill Richardson, Delbarton
Noel Tenney, Buckhannon
Dr. Joan Walker, Hedgesville

* ex officio voting member
+ ex officio nonvoting member

The Archives and History Commission serves as a citizen advisory board to the Division of Culture and History. Commission members are appointed by the governor.

Specific activities of the commission include providing guidance to the commissioner and agency directors in the establishment of state plans for the Archives and History Section, the Historic Preservation Section and the Museum Section; approving and distributing grants-in-aid and awards from federal and state funds; encouraging and promoting the purposes of the agency; approving rules concerning the professional policies and functions of the agency; and advising and consenting to the appointment of agency directors by the commissioner. The commission also reviews and approves nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

West Virginia Commission on the Arts

Susan Stevenson Landis-Chair, Daniels
Carol Templeton-Vice-Chair, Milton
Elaine D’Alessandri, Morgantown
Max Armentrout,Elkins
Susan Hogan, Wheeling
DeEtta King Hunter,Lewisburg
Cindy S. McGhee, Charleston
Selina Midkiff, Charleston
Dr. Bernie Schultz , Morgantown
John Strickland, Charleston
Rosa Lee Vitez, Huntington
Penny Watkins, Huntington
Sam Winans, Parkersburg

+ ex officio nonvoting member

The West Virginia Commission on the Arts serve as an citizen advisory board to the Division of Culture and History. Commission members are appointed by the governor.

Specific activities of the commission include providing guidance to the commissioner and agency directors in the establishment of a state plan for the Arts Section; approving and distributing grants-in-aid and awards from federal and state funds; encouraging and promoting the purposes of the agency; approving rules concerning the professional policies and functions of the agency; and advising and consenting to the appointment of agency directors by the commissioner.

Capitol Building Commission

Commissioners:
Randall Reid-Smith+, Barboursville, Chairman
David M. Marshall, Charleston, Architect, Secretary
H. Wood “Woody” Thrasher, Clarksburg, Engineer, Member
Ross Taylor +, Charleston, Secretary of Administration, Non-Voting

Non-Voting Representatives:
Gregory M. Gray +, Charleston, West Virginia House of Delegates
Steven D. Canterbury +, Charleston, West Virginia State Supreme Court
Lee Cassis +, Charleston, West Virginia State Senate
Donna M. Lipscomb, Executive Coordinator, Department of Administration

+ ex officio member

The Capitol Building Commission reviews and approves or rejects all plans for substantial physical changes to the grounds and buildings of the State Capitol complex, including the Capitol, the Culture Center, state office buildings and the Governor’s Mansion. Commission members are appointed by the governor.

Records Management and Preservation Board

Ottie Adkins, Huntington, Cabell County Assessor
Betsy Castle, Kingwood, Preston County Circuit Clerk
Diana Cromley, Point Pleasant, Mason County Clerk
Betty Harmison, Berkeley Springs, Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society
Kenneth Lemaster, Martinsburg, Berkeley County Sheriff
Jerry Berry, Hinton, Summers County Commissioner
Stephen Shuman, Morgantown, Title Attorney
John Bennett, Logan, Logan County  Prosecuting Attorney

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS
Randall Reid-Smith, Commissioner of Culture and History, Chairman
Steven D. Canterbury, Administrative Director, Administrative Office of the Courts
Gale Given, Director, Governor's Office of Technology

STAFF SUPPORT
Denise Ferguson, Records Archivist, Archives and History

The Records Management and Preservation Board was created to establish a system of records management and preservation for county governments, including grants for making records management and preservation uniform throughout the state. The board also is to conduct a study of the records management and preservation needs of state executive agencies. Board members are appointed by the governor.

Sesquicentennial Commission

The community members of the commission are:
Kay Goodwin, Chairman
Kevin Barksdale
Christina Cameron
Betty Carver
Marie Gnage
David Javersak
Brandon Kirk
Hunter Lesser
Randall Reid-Smith
Aaron Sheehan-Dean
Rick Wolfe

Ex officio non-voting members:
Delegate Clif Moore
Senator John Unger