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WELCOME to the West Virginia Association of Counties.  We are fifty-five reasons why West Virginia is such a wonderful place to live and work, raise our families, and glory in the natural beauty of our hills and valleys.

This association provides the tools to assist our elected county officials in making county government work for the benefit of our citizens, promoting the good works from public service, and finding solutions to make West Virginia grow and prosper.  Our primary function is coordinating the legislative relations between the counties and the State, influencing legislation at the state capitol in Charleston that affects county government operations and their programs that impact the people. 

We offer professional training for our members through association meetings, and from affiliated groups like the Community Leadership Academy of the West Virginia University Extension Service, the National Association of Counties’ – NACO – Community Leadership Institute, and our “Prep School” for newly-elected county officials.

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Jonathan Adler
Executive Director

In 2007, we helped establish WVCorp, the West Virginia counties risk pool - a highly successful, self-funded insurance program that provides property and liability insurance to counties across our state, and has helped our members achieve considerable savings.  Currently, 47 of our 55 counties are members, and we want to reach all 55! 

As Executive Director, it is my plan to continue our success for many years to come, and expand our reach: to help grow jobs and economic development; increase tourism; and assist counties in preparing for and recovering from natural disaster.  A lifelong West Virginian born and raised in Lewis County, I, like many of my peers, want West Virginia to thrive in a changing world.  WVACO’s mission has always worked toward that end.            

We hope this website is a useful tool for you:  a valuable resource for information about West Virginia and our historic county governments.  We are fifty-five strong.   

Monongalia students become world's first elementary-level group to launch spacecraft When the Cygnus NG-11 resupply vehicle lifted off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Wednesday on a resupply mission to the International Space Station, its 7,600-pound payload included:
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Morgan County West Virginia At today’s Commission meeting, theMorgan County Commission recognized Tony Wills for his outstanding Eagle Scout Achievement and exceptional leadership.
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This bridge was made for walkin' Crews worked on Thursday to set a new walking bridge in Madison.
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Jimmy The Charleston Moose lodge has the best views on the patio of the Capitol Building sunsets.
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WV Gov. Justice presents broadband grant for Lewis County, WV WESTON — Gov. Jim Justice visited Lewis County on Wednesday afternoon to present a Community Development Block Grant worth $500,000. The grant will be used to develop broadband services in
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Upcoming Dates

25 Apr
SPRING MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL - Petersburg
04.25.2019 - 04.28.2019
26 Apr
JEWEL CITY JAMBOREE - Huntington
04.26.2019 - 04.27.2019
26 Apr
FLIP FLOP FESTIVAL - Harpers Ferry
04.26.2019 - 04.27.2019

From the Director

26 March 2019
Another session of the WV Legislature has been completed, and WVACo found success this year in passi...
05 October 2018
We just held our 2018 Fall Board Meeting of WVACo at the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg - Wood ...
05 October 2018
Wow! Our new website! Welcome. What do you think?  Check it out: the counties' page that gives ...