On the Road

2018 WV Association of Counties Conference in Charleston

It was a privilege to meet with the frontrunners of positive change in our communities on Monday at the WV Association of Counties Conference.


Skype with St. Albans High School

It was a pleasure speaking with some of St. Albans High School's best and brightest last week via Skype. Thank you all for preparing such great questions!


Manchin Mobile Monday

Every Monday, my staff members are available in easily accessed locations across the state to assist with constituent services and to take your thoughts and concerns directly back to me.  Last week, my Senior Regional Coordinator, Mike Browning, met with West Virginians at the public library in Williamson.

West Virginia Spotlight

Winners of the Living the Dream Award

The Greenbrier Historical Society recently nominated Pamela Barry and Neely Seams for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Living the Dream Award, and they won! 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission presented Pamela Barry and Neely Seams the 2018 “Living the Dream Award” in the area of “Sharing of Self—Selfless Leadership in the Public and Private Sector.” Together they wrote and performed a monologue about the life of Medal of Freedom winner and White Sulphur Springs native, Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, during the 2017 Greenbrier Historical Society Homes Tour Weekend.  In doing so, they rendered an invaluable service to others in the public sector through education and inspiration.  

Because of its potential impact on students, the monologue will be presented to all the high school students in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas Counties in March, 2018.

 (Photo Credit: Greenbrier Historial Society.)  L to R: Mrs. Patricia Wilson, Pamela Barry, Neely Seams, and Dr. William R. White as Barry and Seams are presented with their “Sharing of Self—Selfless Leadership in the Public Sector” award.

Do you have a nomination for a Spotlight Feature? Click here to inform my office.



In Your Community

Cyber Security Training Session for Veterans

March 19-23

Camp Dawson, WV

Click here for more information.

Training Calendar for 2018


SBA Launches Emerging Leaders Program in West Virginia


Emerging Leaders - USA Logo

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) launches its distinguished Emerging Leaders Program at no charge to the small businesses in West Virginia. The program has been described by participants as a “mini-MBA” program with convenient evening classes in Fairmont. The class meets bi-monthly starting in April, with graduation in November. The goal of the program is to help established businesses gain new momentum in revenue growth.

In order to meet the requirements for the program, the business must:

  • Have annual revenues of at least $400,000
  • Have been in business for 3 years or more
  • Have at least one employee, other than self

The Emerging Leaders online application portal closes on March 1, 2018. For additional information, contact Program Manager Larry Batten at 304-623-7447 or by email at: larry.batten@sba.gov.



Attention Local Law Enforcement:

An organization called Thorn has developed a free tool for law enforcement to aid with trafficking investigations - Spotlight.


Click HERE to learn more.




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