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This Week in Photos - October 20, 2018

On October 9, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposed listing as “threatened” the eastern black rail, a subspecies of black rail – a partially migratory bird – that inhabits saltwater, freshwater and brackish marshlands across roughly 36 states.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to list eastern black rail under the Endangered Species Act

On October 5, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao announced DOT’s third version of federal regulatory guidance for automated vehicles.

US Department of Transportation releases regulatory guidance on autonomous vehicles

On October 5, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced $300 million in available funds through the National Significance Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSF

Apply now: Federal Highway Administration awarding $300 million in grant funding for projects on federal and tribal lands

Customer service technology solves problems for citizens

Charleston County, S.C. became the first county in the United States to launch an interactive chatbot-driven customer service system — all through text messages — this past June.

County News - Oct. 15, 2018

For rural counties, broadband internet supports commerce, medicine, agriculture and educational opportunities that even the playing field in attracting and retaining residents and steadying economic health.

County News Spotlight: Rural Broadband

Shared Service Agreements Require Governments to Work Together

Alternative service delivery that involves shared services requires governments working together to achieve shared policy objectives and services.

Behind the Seal - Oct. 15, 2018

Lassen County, Calif. 

Introduced in: 1954

County Classifieds

Vandalia...
so so so so...

Upcoming Dates

26 Oct
Shepherdstown "BOO-fest"
10.26.2018 12:00 am

Thru Halloween Oct 31.  Historic Shepherdstown hosts a weeklong celebration of Halloween starting October 26, 2018 and running through October 31. Activities include: Halloween Classic Films; Vampire Ball; Zombie Street Dance; Haunted House; Witches Dance; Music on the Streets; Autumn-themed Shopping; Children’s Activities; Fabulous Food & Drink; Historic Sites Open; & Trick-or-Treat on Halloween.

26 Oct
Book Festival WV
10.26.2018 10:00 am - 10.27.2018 5:00 pm

From the Director

Jonathan Adler
05 October 2018
We just held our 2018 Fall Board Meeting of WVACo at the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg - Wood County.  What a great event and great time.  Thank you to the Wood County Officials for all their help in putting it together, especially Ci...
Jonathan Adler
05 October 2018
Wow! Our new website! Welcome. What do you think?  Check it out: the counties' page that gives you statistical data, plus all the best links for that county - govt, economic development, tourism, and local media; a list and links to our County P...