WVC 8 A- 12 - 4
§8A-12-4. Farmland protection boards -- appointment, composition,
(a) Composition. --
A farmland protection board shall be
composed of seven members, each serving without compensation.
Membership on the farmland protection board shall consist of the
following: One county commissioner; the executive director of the
county development authority; one farmer who is a county resident
and a member of the county farm bureau; one farmer who is a county
resident and a member of a conservation district; one farmer who is
a county resident; and two county residents who are not members of
any of the foregoing organizations. All members of the farmland
protection board shall be voting members, except the county
commissioner who shall serve in an advisory capacity as a nonvoting
(b) Terms. -- Each member of a farmland protection board shall
be appointed for a term of office of four years except the initial
appointment of two voting board members shall be for a term of two
(1) No member may serve for more than two consecutive full
(2) An appointment to fill a vacancy shall be for the
remainder of the unexpired term.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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