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The Alliance of West Virginia Champion Communities inspires leadership by example. Those who participate learn how to facilitate meetings, develop agendas, conduct surveys and network with other leaders. Members mentor emerging community leaders in structuring projects, writing grant applications, organizing volunteers and other important leadership skills.
E-Government in West Virginia
Bringing information to "the people" via the internet!
The new process will work like this:

1. To get a county or municipal site created and prepared for loading of content:
a. Complete the Website Content Questionnaire - Send to WVI
b. Complete the User Access Forms - Send to WVI

At this point, the site can be created and the users can begin loading content. Once the upload of content is finished, the following must occur:

2. To get the site launched/live (viewable by the public)
a. Local Authority must complete Letter of Acceptance (Authorization form for LG's) - Send to WVI

This way, the local authority can review the site's content before it is launched.

WV Interactive Fax number: 304-414-0266
Email: Ian@wvinteractive.com


These two WORD .docs are available for immediate download:

The WORD .docs below require a username & password. To receive that access information, please click [HERE] to make your request to Marcel Fortin:

  • SOW Website Template.doc
  • Site Questionnaire-Muni.doc
  • Introduction to CMS_09.doc
  • Site Questionnaire-Cnty.doc
  • WV Website Access Request.doc
  • WV Website Style Guide.doc
If you already have the username and password from Marcel, you can CLICK HERE to go directly to the login for the menu of downloadable docs.

Citizens interact with their city and county governments online

The WV Department of Education, the Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs), the WV Association of County Officials, the WV Municipal League the WV Office of Technology, and the Claude Worthington-Benedum Foundation have partnered to create county and municipality e-government websites launching from the WV.GOV state portal website. This new portal allows citizens and local governments to interact more effectively.

The project, which will take several years to deploy statewide, was first launched as a pilot in six cities and their counties to allow a process to develop for smooth implementation and maintenance.

Already online, the WV.GOV website helps citizens interact with local government agencies, such as city and county administrations. A total population of 157,379 citizens has already been impacted by the pilot project with another 1.6 million plus citizens in the remaining 49 counties.

Outreach meetings are being held throughout the state to discuss the project, ways to use websites and the state's portal. People who attend outreach meetings will learn about the efficiencies and cost savings associated with the deployment of e-government applications. As an incentive to participate the designated cities/counties will receive a license for Microsoft Office Professional software.

Students gain experience with leadership and web development

High school students will help shape the information that will be provided through the new state portal. High school students were very effective doing the legwork to gather data in each pilot area. School districts are developing lesson plans that will teach the students interviewing skills and techniques for collecting information, photos and video content for the websites, along with how to design and update webpages.

Students participating in the e-government project have access to laptop computers, digital and video cameras, and use of other tools that will assist them in accomplishing their task. Each school district determines the level of course credit or community service student participants will earn. CCF purchases equipment suitable to meet the students' needs. Upon completion of the project, the equipment becomes school property.

Each participating city provides a liaison to work with the students. This person coordinates schedules for interviews and photo/video shoots, and coordinates the review and approvals of appropriate officials. The intent of new local government websites is to promote the city and county, provide information to the public, and provide basic citizen-to-government interaction tools.

Concerns of keeping the website information current are addressed by allowing civics classes to use the project as a vehicle to teach Content Standards and Objectives (CSOs), Learning Skills, and Technology Tool Usage required by their curriculum. New students become responsible for updating the sites each year.

Communities benefit from 24/7 access and cost savings

Electronic distribution of information and conducting transactions on the internet provide substantial cost savings to local governments. And, citizens quickly see the benefits of having 24/7 access to online services. CCF is committed to helping elected officials and community leaders become familiar with and implement e-government applications.


COUNTY MUNICIPALITY PARTICIPATING HIGH SCHOOL
 
Barbour Belington  
  Junior  
  Philippi  


Berkeley Hedgesville Hedgesville
  Martinsburg  


Boone Danville  
  Madison  
  Seth (unincorporated) Sherman
  Sylvester  
  Whitesville  


Braxton Burnsville  
  Flatwoods  
  Gassaway  
  Sutton Braxton County


Brooke Beech Bottom  
  Bethany  
  Follansbee  
  Weirton  
  Wellsburg Brooke
  Windsor Heights  


Cabell Barboursville  
  Huntington Huntington
  Milton  


Calhoun Grantsville  


Clay Clay Clay County


Doddridge West Union  


Fayette Ansted  
  Fayetteville  
  Gauley Bridge  
  Meadow Bridge Meadow Bridge
  Mount Hope  
  Oak Hill  
  Pax  
  Smithers  
  Thurmond  


Gilmer Glenville  
  Sand Fork  


Grant Bayard  
  Petersburg Petersburg


Greenbrier Fairlea (unincorporated) Greenbrier East
  Falling Springs  
  Lewisburg  
  Quinwood  
  Rainelle  
  Ronceverte  
  Rupert  
  White Sulphur Springs  


Hampshire Capon Bridge  
  Romney Hampshire


Hancock Chester  
  New Cumberland  
  Wierton Wier


Hardy Baker (unincorporated) East Hardy
  Moorefield  
  Wardensville  


Harrison Anmoore  
  Bridgeport Bridgeport
  Clarksburg  
  Lost Creek  
  Lumberport  
  Nutter Fort  
  Salem  
  Shinnston  
  Stonewood  
  West Milford  


Jackson Ravenswood  
  Ripley  


Jefferson Bolivar  
  Charles Town  
  Harpers Ferry  
  Ranson  
  Shenandoah Junction
(unincorporated)
Jefferson
  Shepherdstown  


Kanawha Belle  
  Cedar Grove  
  Charleston  
  Chesapeake  
  Clendenin  
  Dunbar  
  East Bank  
  Glasgow  
  Handley  
  Marmet  
  Montgomery  
  Nitro Nitro
  Pratt  
  South Charleston  
  St. Albans  


Lewis Jane Lew  
  Weston Lewis County


Lincoln Hamlin  
  West Hamlin  


Logan Chapmanville  
  Logan Logan
  Man  
  Mitchell Heights  
  West Logan  


Marion Barrackville  
  Fairmont Fairmont Senior
  Fairview  
  Farmington  
  Grant Town  
  Mannington  
  Monongah  
  Pleasant Valley  
  Rivesville  
  Whitehall  
  Worthington  


Marshall Benwood  
  Cameron  
  Glen Dale John Marshall
  McMechen  
  Moundsville  


Mason Hartford City  
  Henderson  
  Leon  
  Mason  
  New Haven  
  Point Pleasant  


McDowell Anawalt  
  Bradshaw  
  Davy  
  Gary  
  Iaeger  
  Keystone  
  Kimball  
  Northfork  
  War  
  Welch  


Mercer Athens  
  Bluefield  
  Bramwell  
  Lashmeet  
  Matoaka  
  Montcalm  
  Oakvale  
  Princeton  


Mineral Carpendale  
  Elk Garden  
  Keyser  
  Piedmont  
  Ridgeley  
  Short Gap (unincorporated) Frankfort


Mingo Delbarton  
  Gilbert  
  Kermit  
  Matewan  
  Williamson  


Monongalia Blacksville  
  Granville  
  Morgantown  
  Star City  
  Westover  


Monroe Alderson  
  Peterstown  
  Union  


Morgan Bath (Berkeley Springs) Berkeley Springs
BSHS Civics Lab Outline
  Paw Paw  


Nicholas Richwood Richwood
  Summersville  


Ohio Bethlehem  
  Clearview  
  Triadelphia  
  Valley Grove  
  West Liberty  
  Wheeling Wheeling Park


Pendleton Franklin Pendleton County


Pleasants Belmont  
  St. Marys  


Pocahontas Dunmore (unincorporated) Pocahontas County
  Durbin  
  Hillsboro  
  Marlinton  


Preston Albright  
  Brandonville  
  Bruceton Mills  
  Kingwood  
  Masontown  
  Newburg  
  Reedsville  
  Rowlesburg  
  Terra Alta  
  Tunnelton  


Putnam Bancroft  
  Buffalo  
  Eleanor  
  Hurricane  
  Poca  
  Winfield Winfield


Raleigh Beckley  
  Lester  
  Mabscott  
  Rhodell  
  Shady Spring
(unincorporated)
Shady Spring
  Sophia  


Randolph Beverly  
  Coalton (Womelsdorf)  
  Elkins  
  Harman  
  Huttonsville  
  Mill Creek  
  Montrose  


Ritchie Auburn  
  Cairo  
  Ellenboro  
  Harrisville  
  Pennsboro  
  Pullman  


Roane Reedy  
  Spencer  


Summers Hinton  


Taylor Flemington  
  Grafton  


Tucker Davis  
  Hambleton  
  Hendricks  
  Parsons  
  Thomas  


Tyler Akron  
  Friendly  
  Middlebourne  
  Paden City  
  Shiloh  
  Sistersville  
  Wick  


Upshur Buckhannon  


Wayne Ceredo  
  Fort Gay  
  Kenova  
  Wayne  


Webster Addison (Webster Springs)  
  Camden-On-Gauley  
  Cowen  
  Upperglade
(unincorporated)
Webster County


Wetzel Hundred  
  New Martinsville  
  Pine Grove Valley
  Smithfield  


Wirt Elizabeth Wirt County


Wood North Hills  
  Parkersburg Parkersburg
  Vienna  
  Williamstown  


Wyoming Mullens  
  Oceana  
  Pineville  


 

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