September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Below is a short video provided by the Department of Homeland Security-Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS-FEMA) that warns why your family should have a disaster emergency plan. In the paragraphs immediately following the video, listed are two meetings that Richwood residents are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information on how to prepare an Emergency Communication Plan follow this link: www.ready.gov/communicate
On Tuesday, August 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm, a Town Meeting will be held at City Hall. The meeting will be to discuss the new City Building Code. The City will be formally adopting the 2015 International Building Code. Everyone is encourage to attend.
On Wednesday, August 28, 2016, at 7:00 pm, a meeting will be held in the Second Floor Conference Room of City Hall. This meeting will be to discuss the FEMA Hazard Mitigation. All property owners, renters and other interested citizens should attend. Hazard Mitigation strategies are critical for protection of life and property in the case of natural disasters.
Welcome To Richwood, West Virginia
Immediately adjacent to the South Fork of the Cherry River, the City of Richwood is known as the “Gateway to the Monongahela National Forest”. Historically, Richwood has played a significant role in the development and growth of the timber, coal and tourism industries in central West Virginia.
Richwood was once home to the largest clothing pin and leather tanning factories in the USA. With the mechanization of both the coal and timber industries, Richwood began the process of diversifying its economic base; and is presently the home of an aerospace manufacturing facility. Additionally, tourism and “four-season” recreational sports have provided an economic boon to the area. Richwood is in close proximity to the major skiing and rafting centers of West Virginia; and it is the home of the oldest triathlon in the state. And, for those knowledgeable in the ways of Appalachian living, Richwood hosts the oldest “Ramp Feed” in the USA.
Like all small communities, Richwood’s greatest asset is its residents; particularly its youth. Richwood High School is a “2014 Bronze Star” recipient of US News and World Report’s annual high school academic achievement awards. Additionally, Richwood High School students are in their third season of producing a well-received television series hosted by the Public Broadcasting Service. Richwood is…
…a vibrant community nestled in the mountains of central West Virginia!
Flood and Rebuild Richwood Information Updates: Please review the section entitled Recent Posts listed in the Menu located on the left-side of this page. In Recent Posts you will find the latest information and activities associated with the “Rebuild Richwood” effort. Also, for current information regarding Rebuild Richwood, please contact Ms. Rita DeMario at 304-846-2271 (she is at the Armory) and/or Ms. Mary Jane Williams at 304-846-6790 (she is at the Richwood Chamber of Commerce).