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West Virginia Archives and History Commission

Appointed Members
Historian, David Trowbridge Ph.D. - Huntington
Historical Architect, Victor Greco - Wheeling
Architectural Historian, Robert Conte Ph.D. - Union
Archaeologist specializing in historic archaeology. Darlene Hassler - Harpers Ferry
Archivist, Nat DeBruin - Huntington
Librarian, Harold Forbes - Morgantown
Museum Specialist, Audy Perry - Huntington
Archaeologist specializing in prehistoric archaeology, Joan Walker - Hedgesville
General Public 1, Tommy Bailey - St. Albans
General Public 2, Melissa Bingmann - Morgantown
General Public 3, Nathan Randolph - Huntington
General Public 4, Charles Ledbetter - Scott Depot
General Public 5, Rebecca Frye, Martinsburg
Ex-Officio Voting
State Historical Society President, Fredrick Armstrong
State Historical Association President, William Arnett Ph.D.
Ex-Officio Nonvoting
State Geological and Economic Survey Director, Michael Hohn Ph.D.
West Virginia Preservation Alliance Inc. Presidentm, Sandra Scaffidi
State Historic Preservation Officer, Randall Reid-Smith
Archives and History Director, Joe Geiger Jr.
Historic Preservation Director, Susan Pierce
Museums Director, Charles Morris III

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. (WV Code §29-1-5)       

West Virginia Commission on the Arts

Appointed Members
Seat 1, Vacant
Seat 2, Carol Templeton - Milton
Seat 3, Max Armentrout - Elkins
Seat 4, Sam Winans - Parkersburg
Seat 5, Cindy McGhee - Charleston
Seat 6, Selina Midkiff - Charleston
Seat 7, DeEtta King Hunter - Lewisburg
Seat 8, John Strickland - Charleston
Seat 9, Susan Hogan - Wheeling
Seat 10, Bernie Schultz Ph.D. - Morgantown
Seat 11, Jamie Dempsey-Butcher - Chapmanville
Seat 12, Jack Thompson - Morgantown
Seat 13, Charles Mathena - Princeton
Seat 14, Amy Panzarella - Charles Town
Seat 15, Mickey Blackwell - Charleston

Ex-Officio Nonvoting
Arts Section Director, Vacant

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. (WV Code §29-1-3)

Capitol Building Commission

Appointed Members
Architect, David Marshall - Charleston
Registered P.E., Jenelle Armstrong - South Charleston
General Public 1, Greg Barton - Ellenboro
General Public 2, Michael Price - Wheeling
Commissioner of Culture and History, Randall Reid-Smith - Charleston

Nonvoting Members
Senate Appointee, Steve Harrison
House Appointee, Lee Cassis
Supreme Court Appointee, Gary Johnson
Secretary of Administration, John Myers

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. (WV Code §4-8-1)

Records Management and Preservation Board

Appointed Members
Assessor, Mark Musick - Morgantown
Circuit Clerk, Betsy Castle - Kingwood
County Clerk, Diana Cromley - Point Pleasant
County Commissioner, Jack Woodrum - Hinton
Historical/Genealogical Society Rep, Betty Lou Harmison - Berkeley Springs
Prosecuting Attorney, John Bennett Logan
Real Estate/Mineral Title Attorney, Stephen Shuman - Morgantown
Sheriff, Sean Crosier - Union

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS
Commissoner of Culture and History, Randall Reid-Smith& - Charleston
Supreme Court, Vacant
Administrator/Designee, Vacant
CTO/Designee, Vacant

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. (WV Code §5a-8-15)