President: Don Rakes

Executive Director: Tom Mills

(304) 881-6198

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About NGAWV Leadership


  • Officers and Executive Committee members oversee the day-to-day operations of the Association. They are elected from the membership at the annual state conference. Terms of office run from July 1 to June 30.


  • The only officer positions elected at the state conference are the Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Vice-President serves a one-year term in that position before serving as the President-elect the following year. The President-elect serves a one-year term in that position before serving as the President for the following year. The Secretary and Treasurer positions serve two year terms.


  • Executive Committee positions are elected on staggered basis to maintain continuity within the association leadership. Each year, four Executive Committee members are elected to two-year terms.


  • NGAWV also employs a part-time Executive Director to assist the association leadership in managing the day-to-day affairs of the organization. The Executive Director also serves as the principal lobbyist for the Association.

2018-2019 Officers

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