WILLIAMSON – The President for the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce will remain the same for the coming fiscal year. Leigh Ann Ray, who served in that capacity this past term, was re-elected to the seat at the recent regular monthly meeting of the organization.
Ray is the grant writer for the Mingo County Commission and manager over special projects. She is also the co-owner of Tug Valley Inn, a bed and breakfast in Williamson.
Tim Hatfield of Tug Valley ARH will serve as Vice President, while Charley McCoy of the First National Bank was re-elected as the TVCC Treasurer.
There were four new Board of Directors elected at the recent regular meeting announced by TVCC Director Natalie Taylor. They were local businesswoman and Mingo County Commissioner Diann Hannah, Dr. Gail Hall, a retired professor of SWVCTC, Kyle Lovern, the managing editor for Civitas Media which includes the Williamson Daily News, Chris Blackburn, manager of the downtown Williamson Community Trust branch bank and retired City Clerk June Blevins will fill an unexpired 2- year term.
“I’m excited to continue our efforts. We have a good team and I look forward to working with our newcomers,” Taylor said.
Ray said she is excited to get another term as president of the local chamber. “I’m honored they chose to give me a second year,” Ray stressed. “A year is just not enough. We have a lot of potential in our business community and with our chamber.”
“Our business district here in the Tug Valley can grow and we want to be a part of that growth,” Ray said of the chamber of commerce.
One upcoming event the chamber is preparing for is the annual Hatfield-McCoy Marathon which will be June 11. Both Ray and Taylor encourage everyone to support the marathon and other regional events.
(Kyle Lovern is the Managing Editor for the Civitas Media Mountain District including the Williamson Daily News and Logan Banner. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)