Welcome to HHOMA

Herbert Henderson was a great civil rights leader and a mentor to many. He was actively involved with the NAACP in the 1960’s and served as the president of the West Virginia chapter for some time. I know Mr. Henderson would be proud of the newly established Office of Minority Affairs. This office, with the assistance of the Minority Affairs Fund,  will do the work that Mr. Henderson devoted his life to – it will work to serve the people of West Virginia and to open a dialogue on issues that affect minorities. 

I'm very pleased Dr. Carolyn Stuart has joined my staff as the Executive Director of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs. She has devoted her life to helping others through counseling and mentoring, and I’m confident she will help address the concerns and needs of minorities in our state. ​​

Welcome from Governor Tomblin

Our Mission

  • CORE receives Organ Donor Proclamation
    HHOMA is One of Five recipients honored during CRC/CIC luncheon
  • Governor Tomblin Recognizes The 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's March On Washington D.C.
    4th Annual Celebration of Diversity Program
  • First of four HHOMA Regional Listening Tours
    One of four HHOMA Regional Listening Tours
“The time is always right
to do what is right.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affair's (HHOMA) mission is to provide forums for discussion of minority issues and assist in the development of strategies to deal with those issues.

Vision
The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affair's vision is one of Equally, Qualified, United, Innovative, Transformers, Yearning (EQUITY) for equality in programs and services across the state.

Goal
The overarching goal is to advance an agenda of equality for minorities across the state.

Values
INTEGRITY
We are committed to building public trust with minorities through honesty, fairness, consistency, and follow-through.

LEADERSHIP
We are committed to assisting minorities in their quest for equity and equality.

COLLABORATION
We are committed to sharing knowledge and resources that build partnerships among minority citizens, government and private entities.

RESPONSIVENESS
We are committed to providing programs and services in a dignified, respectful, nondiscriminatory, transparent manner.

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Upcoming Events

11/01
KISRA Grant Writing Training
KISRA- To host a grant writing training. Tuesday, November 1, 2016 9AM- 5PM. This hands-on training teaches...Read More
10/29
Stroll to the Polls
National Pan-Hellenic Council Event-Save the Date. Stroll to the Polls. Early Voting Activity. October 29th...Read More
10/26
3rd Annual Minority Business Expo (MBExpo)
Register Now! for the 3rd Annual Minority Business Expo Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Charleston Civi...Read More

Press Releases

10/03
Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs announces plans for the 2016 Minority Business Expo
Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs announces plans for the 2016 Minority Business Expo. Read More
04/04
Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs Announces South Western Region Listening Tour
South Western Region Listening Tour Forum April 21, 2016 Harry L. Joyce Center 318 Liberty Street Willi...Read More