BY KATHRYN RYAN, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, THE HUB
The Hub is sponsoring a new VISTA project to aid in Moorefield, WV’s revitalization efforts!
Moorefield, West Virginia is located in Hardy County in the eastern panhandle and is one of the oldest towns in the state. Originally chartered in 1777, the historical feel of the town is very present today – beautiful old buildings line the streets and church steeples tower over the town.
The town is currently seeking a motivated individual interested in the revitalization process to become a VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) to help build and expand community engagement, aid in the town’s tourism efforts through the restoration of the Higgins House – one of the oldest buildings in the town – as a community visitor center, and work with community teams to effectively implement and evaluate revitalization projects throughout the town.
For the past year, Moorefield has been a Cultivate WV community, meaning they’ve been engaged with The Hub to implement community engagement and revitalization projects. These projects range from public art to community events, with many initiatives in between.
“Committed to the wellbeing of our entire community, Moorefield is striving to revitalize our Town by encouraging advancement of a sustainable economy and enhancing our quality of life while paying homage to our heritage and culture,” says Michele Moure-Reeves, Director of the Hardy County Convention & Visitors Bureau (HCCVB). In fact, the HCCVB is a critical partner in this initiative. Their mission is to promote awareness, visibility and the uniqueness of Hardy County as a travel destination and to establish and sustain community partnerships that strengthen Hardy County’s tourism industry.
Located at the confluence of the South Branch and the South Fork of the Potomac River, two rivers that have greatly influenced the economy and history of the Town, Moorefield is the county seat of Hardy County, the number one agricultural producing county in West Virginia. The town has a rich history and culture, not to mention great projects happening to build community pride and engagement, both within the community and reaching out to those visiting the town as a tourism destination.
Interested parties can learn more about Becoming a VISTA with The Hub by clicking here. Learn more about the position itself and apply by clicking here. Questions? Just email me, Kathryn Ryan, The Hub’s VISTA Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.