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Summit attendees sought

July 18, 1997

By CLYDE FORD

Staff Writer, Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Commissioners are looking for five volunteers to spend two days in Charleston, W.Va., at the state's Summit on West Virginia's Future.

The commissioners said they need residents who are active in the community to meet with other representatives from across the state on Oct. 5 and 6.

Commissioner James K. Ruland said the state summit will be similar to the Presidents' Summit on America's Future held in April in Philadelphia.

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The goal of the state's summit is to come up with a way for young people to have:

  • An ongoing relationship with a caring adult such as a tutor, mentor or coach.
  • Safe places and structured activities during nonschool hours.
  • A healthy start on life.
  • A marketable job skill.
  • An opportunity to give back through community service.


Ruland said residents who are interested may write a letter to the commissioners explaining their qualifications and send it to 110 E. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va. 25414.

The commissioners voted at Thursday's meeting to pay for advertisements in local newspapers seeking interested people.

The commissioners said their selections have to be at the governor's office by Aug. 8.

The delegates should be nonpartisan and willing to implement the plans developed at the summit in Jefferson County, according to the commissioners.

The summit will have a gala on the first night highlighting work done by volunteers and young people and will feature a special production of West Virginia's nationally recognized public radio program, "Mountain Stage."

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