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West Virginia Commission on the Arts to meet Nov. 15 in Charleston

The West Virginia Commission on the Arts will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006 at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex, Charleston. The meeting is open to the public.

The morning session, which will be held from 9 a.m.-noon in the Green Room, will be the regular business meeting of the Commission. The afternoon session, which will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the North Briefing Room, will be the Commission’s annual public comment meeting.

The purpose of the public comment meeting is to give citizens the opportunity to address members of the Commission and to make recommendations related to the Commission’s grant programs. Information may be presented to the Commission either in writing ahead of time or in person at the meeting.

The deadline to submit written comments is Nov. 8. Send comments to Arts Section, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, The Cultural Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., East, Charleston, WV 25305-0300.

Those who address the Commission in person should limit their presentations to 10 minutes. Interested parties are encouraged to call in advance to facilitate scheduling of speakers. Individuals who plan to appear before the Commission should submit their comments in writing at registration on Nov. 15.

For more information about the public meeting or to register to appear, call (304) 558-0240, ext. 714.

The WVCA serves as a citizen advisory board to the Division. The group provides guidance in the establishment of a state arts plan, and approves and distributes grants-in-aid and awards from federal and state funds.

For more information or a copy of the business meeting agenda, contact Ginny Painter at (304) 558-0220, ext. 120. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Ginny Painter
Deputy Commissioner
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV  25305
Phone (304) 558-0220, ext. 120
Fax (304) 558-2779
Email ginny.painter@wvculture.org