Elevations: Luncheon Featuring Gayle Manchin, ARC Federal Co-Chair

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Name: Elevations: Luncheon Featuring Gayle Manchin, ARC Federal Co-Chair
Date: October 5, 2022
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
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Event Description:
Join the Charleston Area Alliance’s Elevations professional women’s network luncheon at Charleston Marriott Town Center on October 5th as we welcome keynote speaker Gayle Manchin, ARC Federal Co-Chair. 

Elevations is presented by DOW. 

Gayle Conelly Manchin was sworn in as the Appalachian Regional Commission’s thirteenth federal co-chair on May 6, 2021, becoming the first ARC federal co-chair from West Virginia. Nominated by President Biden, Manchin works directly with ARC’s 13 member governors, their state alternates and program managers, and a network of local development districts to continue to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth throughout Appalachia.

An alumna of West Virginia University, Manchin worked as an educator in Marion County Schools, served on the faculty of Fairmont State University, and was the director of the university’s first Community Service Learning Program. She directed the AmeriCorps Promise Fellows in West Virginia between 2000-2004 and implemented a statewide initiative, WV Partnerships to Assure Student Success. Manchin previously served as West Virginia’s First Lady between 2005-2010 and was appointed to serve as a member of the State Board of Education, serving her last two years as president. She was the chair of the Board for Reconnecting McDowell, Inc., an AFT initiative serving rural West Virginia, is a past president of the Vandalia Rotary Club of Charleston, and was an emeritus member of The Education Alliance. She also served as cabinet secretary for the West Virginia Office of Education and the Arts.

Manchin’s top priorities as ARC federal co-chair are to support the creation of economic opportunities in the Appalachian Region, improve broadband access and critical infrastructure in Appalachian communities, and address the Region’s opioid crisis.
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Charleston Marriott Town Center
200 Lee St. East
Charleston, WV 25301
Date/Time Information:
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The event opens at 11:30 a.m. with informal networking, followed by a luncheon at 12:00 p.m. and remarks by keynote speaker Gayle Manchin
Contact Information:
Johanna Miesner
$50 for Alliance members
$60 for future Alliance members

After October 3 at 11:30 a.m.
$60 for Alliance members
$70 for future Alliance members
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