CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History in partnership with the Office of Emergency Services and the National Park Service will be holding Disaster Preparedness Workshops for Certified Local Governments, city and county governments and interested individuals, April 12-14. The dates and locations for the workshops are listed below:

  • Wednesday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Canaan Valley Resort, Davis, W.Va.
  • Thursday, April 13, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jackson’s Mill 4-H Camp, Weston, W.Va.
  • Friday, April 14, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Beckley City Hall, Beckley, W.Va.

Workshop participants will learn about planning for a disaster, connecting with local and state emergency staff, SHPO Survey and Inventory Program and preparing your community and how to respond, among other topics.

The deadline to register for the workshops is April 5. For more information and to register, contact Pamela Brooks, SHPO grants coordinator, at or (304) 558-0240 ext. 720.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts with Gayle Manchin, cabinet secretary. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.