On the Road

I had the privilege of celebrating with Steve Cooper in honor of his 24 years of service to the Charleston community as Chief of Police. While he is retiring from the police force, and everyone is sure to miss his strong leadership, he’s not going too far. The city is certainly fortunate that in his new role as manager for the Charleston Sanitary Board, Steve will continue to be a part of leading our city to bright success.  


Two of my Regional Coordinators, Mary Jo Guidi and Michael Garcia, attended a Tyler County emergency planning meeting which featured a drone presentation by Thrasher Engineering.


This week, Regional Coordinator Ali Mitchell presented Manager Butch Chandler a congratulatory greeting on my behalf during the Grand Opening of Planet Fitness' Beckley location. 


In Your Community

Thousands of Jobs Available in the Eastern Panhandle

"Nationally-known companies, as well as regional and state-based businesses are hiring. Warehouse associates, production technicians, material handlers, machine operators, delivery drivers and other general labor jobs are in demand." (Jenni Vincent, heraldmailmedia.com)

The region is looking into solutions that would bring more skilled West Virginians to the area to fill these positions such as relocation benefits and workforce development opportunities.

Read more here.



Key Federal Resources

When West Virginians compete, they win.

Below is a grant that was recently awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  I encourage West Virginia communities to apply for federal funding opportunities, and will be happy to provide a letter of support for eligible applications.  For further information, please contact my Martinsburg office at 304-264-4626 or click here to email me.

  • Marshall University: Heart and Vascular Diseases Research  - $434,461.00 grant.



Click HERE to complete your application.   

The State Offices are accepting applications year-round.  


To learn more, call my office Toll Free at (855) 275-5737, email me,or find me on social media:


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