CommunityImprovement™: GCFRN: Youth Mental Health First Aid
On January 27, 2017 the Gilmer County Family Resource Network hosted a Youth Mental Health First Aid training program for our local public servants, including representatives from the Gilmer County Board of Education, Gilmer County High School and Gilmer County Elementary.
The training is designed for those who have regular interactions with our community’s youth.
The over goal of the training is to be able to identify, provide assistance, and help seek treatment for our youth that might be struggling with a variety of issues from simple frustration to more serious mental health conditions.
This training highlighted our community’s commitment to providing the best environment possible for our local youth.
The FRN wishes to express its gratitude to all that attended, and commends them for taking an active role in the healthy development of our community’s youth.
CommunityImprovement™: Gilmer County EDA Removes Abandoned, Dilapidated Building in Glenville
The Gilmer County Economic Development Association (GCEDA), led by President Jeff Campbell, completed the demolition of an abandoned, severely dilapidated building in Glenville, on Tuesday.
“The removal of this property had been identified by local citizens as one of the highest priorities in town. It attracted crime, created a blind intersection, and was highly visible to residents,” said Jeff Campbell.
The GCEDA put a bid on the property in July at a public tax auction after the property had been vacant and abandoned for several years. After receiving a title deed proving their ownership in December, the GCEDA moved quickly to conduct asbestos testing and prepare for demolition.
“Glenville State College and the Gilmer County Unsafe Buildings & Lands Enforcement Agency were major partners in this effort. We worked with the Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center’s BAD (Brownfields, Abandoned, Dilapidated) Buildings Program to identify priority dilapidated properties and understand the legal and financial process to address them,” said Jeff. “Now that the GCEDA secured funding from its members with matching LED funds, and demolished the structure we plan to work with the community to reuse the property. Possibilities include a river access point, additional public parking, and working with the Department of Highways to widen River Street to make the area safer for drivers and pedestrians.”
“Seeing a severely dilapidated building come down and returned to a use that benefits the community is the goal of our work with organizations like the GCEDA all across the state,” said Luke Elser of the Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center. “Pointing toward tangible change in a community is very powerful and can spur significant investment. Glenville has the information and momentum needed to continue removing its blighted buildings and improving its town through partnerships with the GCEDA, Glenville State College, and local citizens and property owners.”
The Gilmer County Economic Development Association’s mission is to foster, promote, further and advance the social, cultural, agricultural, commercial, industrial, civic, economic, and general interest of Gilmer County, West Virginia, and its surrounding territory.
G-ComminityImprovement™: Duck Run Bridge Cleanup by LKRT
Duck Run Bridge in Glenville, WV
G-Eye™: Net installed at Glenville Golf Club
Net installed on Glenville Golf Club # 2 Tee on 04.25.16
G-Eye™: Gilmer County Elementary School Under Construction
Gilmer County Elementary School in Glenville, WV on 04.20.16
G-Eye™: Gilmer county Senior Center
Installing water drain pipe in the parking lot of Senior Center
G-Eye™: Ike & Sue Morris Stadium
GSC burning tree stubs close to Ike & Sue Morris Stadium on 02.24.16