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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.   

Mercer County Opportunity Industries Newly in stock. Engravable cork portfolios, keyrings, coasters, etc. Place your order today at mcoiprintshop@mcoicrp.org. We can still meet your last minute Christmas needs if ordered by this Friday December 14th!
West Virginia Association of Counties shared Mercer County Opportunity ...
West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering $600 million in loans and grants for to help build broadband infrastructure in rural areas—a move applauded by both Senators Manchin and Capito. Grant funding could help supply broadband services to those areas ...
Rails & Ales Festival Tickets are on sale now for the Wild & Wonderful Winter Cider Festival. Sample more than 40 craft ciders and beers in a wide variety of styles and flavors. Tickets make great stocking stuffers for the wine, cider and craft ...
Couple's massive self-made holiday light display draws thousands Tyree’s in Kanawha County.
Kermit Tyree and his wife, Joann, worked from the first week of October through Thanksgiving to set up their popular annual Christmas light display on Aaron's Fork Road in Kanawha County.
There Is No Chapel In The World Like This One In West Virginia This tiny chapel in West Virginia is the state's most unique church - and there's nothing like it in the world.
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From the Director

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 ...