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Answers and resources provided for eastern panhandle community as HHOMA Listening Tour concludes
RANSON, WV – The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) held its fourth Listening Tour event of year in the City of Ranson Tuesday, offering residents a chance to discover how HHOMA can help make life better for people in their community.
The tour stop took place at the Ranson Civic Center.
The event provided a forum for citizens and community leaders to voice their concerns and raise awareness of issues that affect residents.
"I was very excited and honored to once again visit Ranson for this important event," HHOMA Executive Director Jill Upson said. "The minority communities here face unique issues, and by discussing concerns with the people, we can better advocate for them in Charleston."
Tuesday’s event marked the final stop on this year’s Listening Tour. Previous events were held in Huntington, Dunbar, and Keyser.
"We are a grassroots organization," Upson said. "The best way to identify the needs of minority West Virginians is by going into communities and hearing their specific concerns. Only then can we best serve the minority populations of our state."
The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs is committed to serving and 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 Facebook at @WVHHOMA, minorityaffairs.wv.gov or call the office at (304) 356-2023.