Jefferson County Civic Education Series Continues

An additional non-partisan, non-political civic education forum focusing on the duties of Jefferson County’s elected public officials will be held at 7:00 PM at the County Commissioner’s Meeting Room in Charles Town, WV on the evening of February 28, 2018. Euphemia Kallas, Esq., will moderate the information-based forum, which will include several Jefferson County officials – the County and Circuit Clerks, the Assessor, Conservation Supervisor, and representatives from the County Commission and Board of Education. The officials will discus the duties and responsibilities of their offices rather than specific political issues and participate in a Q&A session featuring predetermined and audience questions. The program is free and open to the public.

The forum is the second 2018 event in the ongoing civic education series that launched last fall with several successful events at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education. The initial forum, held at Fisherman’s Hall on January 24, highlighted Jefferson County judicial and law enforcement representatives and was well received. Panelists included a Jefferson County magistrate, as well as county circuit and family court judges, the prosecuting attorney and the sheriff. The Civic Education and Participation Series plans programs about the duties and responsibilities of our elected JC public officials and issues relating to civic engagement and representative government. It was developed through the cooperative efforts of the Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, Shepherd University’s Lifelong Learning Program, the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, the Jefferson County Branch of the NAACP, the Republican Party of Jefferson County, the Libertarian Party of West Virginia, and the Mountain Party (the WV affiliate of the U.S. Green Party).

The Jefferson County Commissioner’s Meeting Room is located on the lower level of the Charles Town Public Library, 100 E. Washington St., Charles Town, WV.

About the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education: The mission of the Robert C. Byrd Center is to advance representative democracy by promoting a better understanding of the United States Congress and the Constitution through programs and research that engage citizens in the history of Congress.  The Center is the home of the Robert C. Byrd Archive containing the papers and records of the Senator’s long career. More can be found at http://www.byrdcenter.org/