The West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will hold its annual public comment meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Lakeview Resort in Morgantown from 1 - 3 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and is timed to coincide with the state’s 2009 Arts Assembly.
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.
For those not attending the public comment meeting, send your comments to West Virginia Division of Culture and History, The Culture Center, Arts Section, Attention Jeff Pierson, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston, W.Va. 25305-0300. All comments must be received by Friday, Nov. 6.
Those who address the Commission in person should limit their presentations to 10 minutes. Registration is not required, however, presentations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis until all the 10-minute slots are full. 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. 10.
For more information about the public meeting, directions, or to register to appear, call (304) 558-0240.
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.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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