In order for West Virginians to feel real and lasting change in our lives; our communities, institutions, and power structures must serve us. They must meet our needs and offer us opportunities in a responsive and equitable way.
These systems are possible. They are possible here, in our lifetime and these systems can only be created when we build them together.
Local Policies Shape WV Communities:
Next Generation Communities Project
Policies should exist to meet the needs of community members – and no one knows how to meet those needs better than community members themselves.
By working together, community members can inform how policies should work to meet the unique challenges and vision that West Virginians have for their communities.
The Next Generation Communities Project is doing just that.
State Level Policy Change Removes Barriers:
Abandoned Properties Coalition
By building coalitions of stakeholders from across WV, we can build the power it takes to tackle some of the biggest challenges that communities face. We can do this by changing systems that don’t work and building on those policy changes to help establish lasting systems that serve all of us.
Check out how the Abandoned Properties Coalition is taking on one of the biggest challenges facing WV communities today.
Have a question about how you can engage in your legislative system? The Legislative Hubbub email is your guide for how citizens can stay informed and take action on issues that are impacting them. We send out the Legislative Hubbub weekly during the Legislative Session; and quarterly for the rest of the year.
Check out the latest Community Development Policy stories from our blog…
- Lifting local voices – leveraging citizen boards in your town’s government
- Shaping your town’s future – understanding community plans
- Ordinances and Resolutions: A Citizen’s Guide
- Local policy can build hope and attract new residents for WV communities
- Goodbye abandoned buildings! Hello Land Reuse Agency