Online Meeting Notices
Filing your meeting notice online is a fast and efficient way to make your meeting information available to the Public. To add a new meeting notice, click on ADD MEETING NOTICE.
NEW: Compliance with the Open Governmental Proceedings Act, WV Code §6-9A, is no longer based on publication in the State Register. Now to be compliant, according to HB 2747, a notice must be approved and listed on the online meeting notice database for 5 business days.
To view a list of the current, future or historical meetings click on CURRENT MEETINGS.
The Open Governmental Proceedings Act is under the authority of the Ethics Commission. To have specific questions answered either view previous opinions issued by the Ethics Commission's Committee on Open Governmental Meetings at Open Meetings Opinions or call 304-558-0664.
Meetings of Public Bodies
All public governing bodies are required to hold open meetings, giving the public the chance to be present to observe and participate in meetings. The West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act sets the standards for those meetings. That Act covers state, county and municipal governing bodies, and most public corporations created by the Legislature to manage projects in the public interest. Private entities such as profit or non-profit corporations and other business entities are normally not covered by the Act. See the About West Virginia Open Meetings Law for more information.
Notice of Meetings
Every public agency covered by the Open Governmental Proceedings Act is required to give notice of meetings. However, only state agencies, boards and commissions subject to the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) are required to file meeting notices for publication online. County and municipal bodies and others not covered by the APA set their own policy about giving notice, but the notice must meet the standards set by the Open Governmental Proceedings Act. To learn more about open meetings, please go to the About Open Meetings page.