HHOMA launches statewide listening tour


CHARLESTON, WV – The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) announced today a listening tour will be held across the state running July to October with stops in Montgomery, Mount Hope, Parkersburg and Welch. 

The primary objective of this tour is to actively engage with community members and gather valuable feedback to address their needs. Through this listening tour, HHOMA provides a forum for discussing issues that affect the state's minority populations. The issues raised at these forums are addressed by partner agencies, and policy recommendations are made to the legislature based on the discussions and feedback gathered across the state.

"As we embark on this listening tour, our goal is to engage directly with communities to better understand their needs and priorities," said Jill Upson, executive director of HHOMA. "We are committed to fostering meaningful dialogue and collaboration as we work together to build a more equitable and resilient future for all." 

The scheduled stops include:
07/10/2024: Montgomery Listening Tour
08/06/2024: Mount Hope Listening Tour 
09/16/2024: Parkersburg Listening Tour 
10/10/2024: Welch Listening Tour

The HHOMA team will travel with partner state agency representatives at each stop where the public will be invited to receive information and share their ideas.

Upcoming event dates and locations will be announced throughout the listening tour and can be found online at www.minorityaffairs.wv.gov. Details will also be shared on HHOMA’s social media pages and here
The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, which operates within the Office of Governor Jim Justice, is committed to assisting all underserved citizens across West Virginia and developing innovative ways to address issues affecting minority populations through conversation, education, leadership, and collaboration. For more information, visit our Facebook page at @WVHHOMA, our website at minorityaffairs.wv.gov, or call our office at 304-356-2023.
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