CHARLESTON, WV — The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs is kicking off a statewide listening tour on Tuesday in Huntington. The event is free and open to the public.
The kickoff event is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the A.D. Lewis Community Center, which is located at 1450 A.D. Lewis Ave., Huntington, WV 25701.
“Matters of concern often vary in each community," said Jill Upson, executive director of HHOMA. "These listening tours are a perfect forum for citizens and community leaders to voice their concerns and raise awareness of issues that affect residents.”
Partner agencies will be present, including the Minority Health Institute, WV Women’s Commission, Tiger S. Morton Catastrophic Illness Commission, Small Business Administration, Huntington Police Department, WV Bureau of Senior Services, Department of Agriculture, Governor’s Office of Constituent Services, AARP, Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Military Affairs and Public Safety, Department of Agriculture, WV Women Work and more.
Subsequent listening tour events will take place in Dunbar, Piedmont, and Ranson. More details will be announced closer to those event dates.
HHOMA is committed to serving and assisting all underserved citizens across West Virginia and developing innovative ways to address issues affecting minorities through conversation, education, leadership, and collaboration. For more information, visit the agency's Facebook or Twitter, go to minorityaffairs.wv.gov, or call the office at 304-356-2023.