Reflections on 2018: The League Assembles in Weirton
June 5-6 marked a major first for the City of Weirton when the West Virginia Municipal League chose to hold one of their Annual Board meetings here. They were hosted by one of the City’s newest manufacturing facilities at Bidell Gas Compression, giving the WVML’s Board of Directors a first-hand example of the city’s stalwart growth.
The feedback from the visit was highly positive.
“I’m here to tell you that there’s a transformation going on in Weirton,” WVML Executive Director Lisa Dooley said.
What is the Municipal League, you ask? Let’s take a look at the description from their website:
“The West Virginia Municipal League is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of cities, towns and villages established in 1968 to assist local governments and advance the interests of the citizens who reside within. The League achieves this directive through legislative advocacy, research, education and other services for municipal elected officials. The membership includes all 231 municipalities' population in the state.”
The importance of an organization like the WVML cannot be overstated. Visits like this one in June give them an opportunity to learn what our communities have to offer, and what improvements can be made.
“We are very proud of the City of Weirton and what they are accomplishing and we hope our visit in 2018 isn’t our last.” WVML President and Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said.