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Office Of Minority Affairs To Host Listening Tour

A view of the Charleston Capitol building from across the Kanawha River. The sky is blue and clear with few clouds.
From the West Virginia Capitol, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs will host a statewide listening tour.
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The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) will host a listening tour across the state.

Set to begin in Montgomery in July, the tour is designed to provide a forum for discussing and getting feedback on issues that affect the state’s minority populations. 

Executive Director Jill Upson said the goal is to engage directly with communities to better understand their needs and priorities.

“We are committed to fostering meaningful dialogue and collaboration as we work together to build a more equitable and resilient future for all,” she said.

The office said issues raised will be addressed by partner agencies as well as through policy recommendations that are made to the West Virginia Legislature.  

The first stop on the tour is scheduled for July 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Montgomery Community Center in Montgomery. Stops are also planned for Mount Hope in August, Parkersburg in September and Welch in October. 

Dates and specific locations can be found online at the HHOMA website under “events” and through the HHOMA’s social media pages.