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Generation Charleston to Participate in Generation West Virginia Day

Members of Generation West Virginia and Generation Charleston will take to the State Capitol on Thursday for a day of leadership training, legislative education and networking.

In its second year, Generation West Virginia Day at the Legislature is designed to showcase West Virginia’s young talent and engage Generation West Virginia members in policymaking.

“Generation West Virginia members want to learn more about and connect with West Virginia’s lawmakers,” said Juliet  A. Terry, Generation West Virginia Day at the Legislature co-chairman and president of Vision Shared, a statewide community and economic development organization. “These young leaders are working to advance the interest of young people in communities across the state, and getting an up-close view of the legislative process is critical. This event also gives our state elected officials the opportunity to network with West Virginia’s emerging leaders and learn about the issues and needs of this generation.”

To register for this annual event, members of Generation West Virginia’s regional groups are encouraged to visit www.generationwestvirginia.com.

At Generation West Virginia Day at the Legislature, members of Generation West Virginia’s 12 regional groups will have a unique opportunity to get an up-close view on how policies are made and tell decision makers about some of the innovative ways their respective organizations are working to cultivate and engage young talent.

Agenda items include a presentation to the Generation Legislature Caucus, a special group of lawmakers that was announced during last year’s inaugural GenWV legislative visit. Caucus members are highlighting policy areas of interest to the 21-45-year-old age group. The Jan. 20 agenda also will include a seminar on how to be an effective board member; floor session recognition in the Senate and House of Delegates; and a lunch program with legislators in the Generation West Virginia demographic. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and legislative leaders are invited and encouraged to meet with attendees and take part in the day’s events.

Generation West Virginia is comprised with young talent organizations statewide including Generation Beckley, Generation Charleston; Generation Morgantown; Young Professionals of the Eastern Panhandle; Young Emerging Leaders of the Mid-Ohio Valley; OVConnect, based in Wheeling; Huntington Young Professionals; Pendleton County YPC; Generation GAP, based in Mercer County; Generation Greenbrier Valley; North Central Young Leaders; and Generation Putnam.  

Vision Shared Inc., a statewide community and economic development nonprofit which is a strategic partner with Generation West Virginia, is helping the group with its arrangements for the day at the Legislature.

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