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City of Morgantown survey

Posted in Disability, Public Awareness, and Research

The City of Morgantown, West Virginia is preparing its Five Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and its Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.  As part of the planning process, the City is conducting a survey to identify residents’ needs in the community, ideas on how the residents would like to see funds under the CDBG Program spent, and fair housing concerns, such as acts of discrimination or barriers that might limit the housing choices of families and individuals. Please take a few minutes and complete this confidential questionnaire to the best of your ability.  If you are unsure of an answer, or the question does not apply to you, please feel free to skip that question.  Thank you for your assistance in helping us to identify citizens’ needs and Fair Housing issues in the City.  

In addition, the City of Morgantown cordially invites you to attend an informal discussion and meeting to assist in the development of the City’s Five Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.  The City will host this meeting on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM in Dorsey’s Knob Lodge, 1115 Fawley Lane, Morgantown, WV 26508. The City’s Development Services Department Staff and our planning consultants will be in attendance to discuss the planning process we are undertaking.

A Public Workshop to Update the Regional Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan

Posted in Disability, and Public Awareness

Recognizing that transportation services are essential for Seniors, People with Disabilities, Individuals and Families with Low Incomes, and the General Public to access employment, education, health services, and community programs,

West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Public Transit Cordially invites you to attend a public workshop to contribute to the plan.

Please come and provide your input and insights to discuss unmet transportation needs, gaps in transportation services, and recommended strategies to improve transportation and mobility options in and around Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor Counties.

All are invited!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM 
Marion County Senior Center 
105 Maplewood Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554

Please RSVP by October 30 by calling 800-684-1458 or emailing ccampoll@rlsandassoc.com

Parking is available at Marion County Senior Center. For a directory of transportation providers in your county, visit 
https://transportation.wv.gov/public…/…/OnlineDirectory.aspx.

Meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. If language translation services are needed, please call Zach at 800-684-1458 in advance, or notify your local agency so that they may coordinate with the meeting facilitators.

Take our online survey on transportation needs!

www.surveymonkey.com/r/WVMOBILITY

Olmstead Plan Survey

Posted in Disability, Outreach, and Public Awareness

FYI: The WV Olmstead Council wants all people with disabilities to be able to live, work and socialize in their communities as other people do. The Council’s work is based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upholds the right of people with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting.

As we update our plan, we need your input! How well is the current service system working for people with disabilities? How can we make it better? Please take a few minutes to complete this online survey by December 1st:

Olmstead Survey

For more information about the Olmstead Council, contact Vanessa VanGilder, Olmstead Coordinator, Vanessa.K.VanGilder@wv.gov.

Olmstead Community Forum

Posted in Advocacy, Disability, Outreach, and Public Awareness

From the State Olmstead Office:

The West Virginia Olmstead Office will be holding a series of community forums around the state to:

1) Share information about the Olmstead decision and West Virginia’s Olmstead Plan, and;

2) solicit stakeholder input and feedback for updating the goals, objectives and action steps of West Virginia’s Olmstead Plan.

The forums have been scheduled and they are:

September 25, 2:00 and 5:00 – Huntington – Mountain State Center for Independent Living Office

October 1, 2:00 and 5:00 – Beckley – Mountain State Center for Independent Living Office

October 16, 2:00 and 6:00 – Parkersburg – Judge Black Annex

October 24, 2:00 and 6:00 – Fairmont – Colasessano’s Restaurant

Further information can be found on the appropriate community announcement flyer.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.


Vanessa K. VanGilder, Olmstead Coordinator
Olmstead Office, Office of the Inspector General
State Capitol Complex
Building 6, Room 817-B
Charleston, WV 25305

Phone: 304 558-3287
Toll Free: 866 761-4628
Fax: 304 558-1992