Prior Community Service

Mayor of Hinton, 1983 – 2001     (18 Years)

8 consecutive terms, including 1st 4-year term (1997-2001)

Councilman, 1973 – 75    (2 Years)

Accomplishments:

Main Street Hinton (StreetScape in Historic District)

City Sidetrack Park

Towne Square (Temple & 3rd Avenue)

Railroad Museum (former Cox Department Store)

City Parking Lot (beside Railroad Museum)

Depot Acquisition from CSX

Hinton Area Foundation (co-founder with Richard Lawrence)

Buncher Rail Car Service (now Appalachian Tank Car Service)

McDonald's

Magic Mart     

DHHR relocation to City Hall Annex

ManTech (Defense Contractor)

17th Avenue Business Building Complex

Technology Center

City Levy expanded to include Public Library funding

New WasteWater Treatment Facility

Closure of old city landfill (EPA standards)

Codification (City Code)

Annexation of Bluestone Dam and Summers County High School

Zoning of entire City for business and residential

Annual Free City-Wide CleanUp

Tire Recycling

Residential Sidewalk Replacement Program - (50/50 --- City/Property Owner)