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2022 BAD Buildings Webinar Series

The BAD Buildings program will be hosting a free webinar series on the last Thursday of each month throughout 2021 via Zoom. The sessions will cover a wide variety of topics related to abandoned and dilapidated properties, presented by speakers from many different organizations and backgrounds. Descriptions, registration information, and recordings for all sessions can be found below. Registration is required for all sessions. You will receive each webinar link automatically after completing your registration.

January 20, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT: BAD Buildings 101
Presented by Nicole Dias, BAD Buildings Project Associate

Are there abandoned and dilapidated buildings in your community? The BAD (Brownfield, Abandoned, Dilapidated) Buildings Program works with communities statewide providing technical assistance and site analysis tools to address these issues. Are you interested in becoming a BAD Building community? Come learn the basics of the BAD Buildings Program where you will run through steps of the BAD Buildings model and learn how the program can help your

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March 24, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT: What's Sitting on Capitol Hill?: 2022 Legislative Updates
Presented by:
  • Dennis O. Stottlemyer, Deputy Environmental Advocate, WVDEP
  • Sandy Rogers, REAP Programs Manager, WVDEP
  • Mike Gioulis, Historic Preservation Consultant
  • Danielle Parker, Executive Director, Preservation Alliance of West Virginia
  • John Butterworth, Neighborhood Planner, City of Charleston
  • Kim Reed, Executive Director, Nitro Development Authority
This webinar provided an update on legislation and policy initiatives affecting brownfields and abandoned and dilapidated buildings. Presentations included an easily digestible summary of legislative updates including Senate Bill 722, regarding the $10M in funding available through the WVDEP Reclamation of Abandoned and Dilapidated Property Program Fund, House Bill 4568, regarding Phase Rehabilitation of Certified Historic Structures, and Senate Bill 552, regarding updates to the Tax Sale Process. 

May 26, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT: The Cost of Doing Nothing: BAD Buildings Winter Blues

This past winter, several communities across West Virginia experienced numerous vacant structure fires, including multiple abandoned homes and an abandoned historic church. More than just eyesores, vacant and dilapidated buildings pose many threats to the communities in which they are located. Vacant and abandoned buildings can be magnets for squatters to start fires to stay warm, causing severe fire hazards. Trespassers are not the only potential cause of structure fires. The US Fire Administration reports over 12,000 vacant structure fires occur annually. These fires can cause harm to those in the building, any nearby structures, woods, forests, first responders, and much more. Join the WVU BAD Buildings team and other presenters to learn about the impacts of BAD Buildings on health and safety, as well as how your community can best prepare to combat future vacant fires before next winter!
Presentation details and registration link to be updated!

July 21, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
Presentation details and registration link to be updated!

September 15, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
Presentation details and registration link to be updated!

November 17, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
Presentation details and registration link to be updated!

Have a request for a session topic you would like to see covered? We'd love to hear from you! Submit your suggestions to the BAD Buildings team here: