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West Virginia Archives and History Commission

Fredrick H. Armstrong*, Charleston
Dr. William S. Arnett*, Morgantown
Tommy Bailey, St. Albans
Dr. Melissa Bingmann, Morgantown
Robert S. Conte, White Sulphur Springs
Nat DeBruin, Huntington
Harold M. Forbes, Morgantown (chairperson)
Becky Frye, Martinsburg
Joseph N. Geiger Jr.+, Charleston
Victor R. Greco, Wheeling (vice chairperson)
Darlene Hassler, Harpers Ferry
Dr. Michael Ed. Hohn+, Morgantown
Dr. Charles Ledbetter, Scott Depot
Charles Morris III+, Charleston
Audy Perry, Huntington
Susan Pierce+, Charleston
Nathan J. Randolph, Huntington
Randall Reid-Smith+, Barboursville
Sandra Scaffidi+, Morgantown
Dr. David Trowbridge, Huntington
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. (WV Code §29-1-5)       

West Virginia Commission on the Arts

Appointed Members
Seat 1, Margaret Mary Layne - Huntington
Seat 2, Jerry Rose - Beckley
Seat 3, Shir Wooton - Beckley
Seat 4, Sam Winans - Parkersburg
Seat 5, Cindy McGhee - Charleston
Seat 6, Jeanie Wyatt - Lewisburg
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
Randall Reid-Smith, Commissioner of Culture and History (Chairman)
Gary L. Johnson, Administrative Director, Administrative Office of the Courts
John Dunlap, Director, Governor's Office of Technology

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)