Meadow River Valley will construct a picnic shelter made from refurbished barn wood similar to this shelter in White Sulphur Springs (Photo
The Alliance for Economic Development of Southern West Virginia, West Virginia Community Development Hub and Coalfield Development are teaming up once again to host the Third Annual Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference on November 16-20, 2020. This year’s conference will be held virtually. This event allows professionals, community leaders, and experts to share their unique views on West Virginia successes.
These awards are aimed to honor individuals, organizations, institutions and community leaders that are making positive things happen in their neighborhoods, communities and across the state. These honorees are truly power performers in southern West Virginia and those selected will be honored at our conference.
Individuals who are leaders in the following categories are encouraged to submit their southern West Virginia success story: Putting People to Work; Revitalizing Communities; or, Changing Lives.
We also have a new student track #WVSolutions Seekers – Rising Leader in WV. This is a new category added to this year’s conference for students in high school, career skills training or college. We are thrilled to highlight those students who have a passion for West Virginia, have a unique idea or project and show qualities of a rising leader in the Mountain State.
The goal is to highlight success stories within the following 21-county region: Boone, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Putnam, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne, Webster and Wyoming counties.
BY TAYLOR BENNETT, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY-BASED POLICY This year, West Virginia became one of only a handful of states that have made
We at The Hub are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our Executive Leadership Team, Katie Loudin.