Cabell County Commission candidate: Nancy Cartmill (R)
HOME CITY: Barboursville
HOME COUNTY: Cabell
E-MAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
PERSONAL STATEMENT: My background of leadership experience and my ability to work with both parties at the local, state and federal level has and can continue to accomplish much for Cabell County. I will be responsive to the needs of the people of Cabell County and will work hard to see that those needs are met. I will always be my own person and make decisions based on what is best for Cabell County, not what is politically expedient. I do have a lot of leadership and organizational skills and I will use those skills to move Cabell County forward.
EDUCATION: Graduate of Barboursville High School and was inducted into the Barboursville High School Hall of Fame
CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Cabell County Commissioner, 11years. Executive Director of West Virginia Assisted Living Association, 12 years.
OTHER WORK HISTORY: Mayor of Barboursville, 8 years. Served as Executive Director of West Virginia PTA 20 years. Worked 25 years as a lobbyist both in Charleston and in Washington.
CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Vice-President of County Commissioners Association of West Virginia, Board of Directors of West Virginia Association of Counties , Past President of West Virginia Municipal League, Secretary of Tri-State Airport Authority, Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries, Board of Directors of Southwestern Community Action Council, Board of Directors of Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of 4-H Extension Agency, Member of Region II Development and KYOVA, Cabell County Republican Women, Barboursville High School Hall of Fame, Honorary Member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Lifetime member of The National PTA and the West Virginia PTA.
FAMILY: I was married 38 years to the late Larry Cartmill and have one son, one daughter and one granddaughter
1. Should the county work to protect sources of drinking water, and how should it go about it?
There are plenty of laws, rules and regulations in place at both the State and Federal level to assure safe drinking water. We must see that all of them are enforced and those responsible be held accountable. The County Commission and Cabell County Emergency Management Team, which has been cited as the best in the state, stands ready to assist.
2. Is the approach to animal control sufficient in your county? Is the shelter adequate, and should more be done to place abandoned animals in new homes?
The shelter has come a long way in the past two years with a new Director that along with staff has been trained and certified. Adoption events are held around the county and the animals are featured on facebook to promote adoption. The Board is exploring a joint program with Mountwest Community College to establish a Veterinary Technician program at the shelter.
3. Should the county do more to deal with dilapidated properties? If so, what steps can be taken?
The County has always worked with the Health Department and property owners to take care of dilapidated buildings in the County to insure a safe and hazard-free environment. Beyond that it becomes a tremendous cost and sometimes a conflict with state law to tear down these structures.
4. Should the county have a larger role in controlling flooding?
The county works with FEMA to purchase property in the flood plain. It then becomes the property of the County and many times it is leased to an adjacent property owner and has been used for community gardens or green space. Buildings cannot be built on the property. Roads, culverts and creeks are cleaned from time to time by day report center.
5. Do you see possibilities for consolidating services with other units of government?
The County is always looking for ways to provide services at a lesser cost and is already working together with other entities such as: Day Report Center which is a joint program with Wayne County; Animal Shelter which is a joint project with Wayne County and Huntington; Drug Task Force which includes the cities, county, state and federal government.
6. The Cabell County Planning Commission is in the process of developing a county plan. What programs and policies would you support in the plan to guide future growth and quality of life in Cabell County?
The Comprehensive Plan will contain information about the County as it is today with a vision for the future. Meetings are now being held around the County to gather information from the people as to what they see for the future of Cabell County. I want the plan to be written around what the people want, not what I want.
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