Community members from Moorefield were selected to participate in the West Virginia Community Development Hub’s (The Hub) Cultivate WV program. Cultivate WV helps towns get started on their journey of creating an engaged, revitalized community.
Residents of Moorefield participated in a competitive process to be selected for this opportunity. They included Hardy County CVB Director Michele Moure-Reeves, Eastern WV Community and Technical College President Chuck Terrell, members of the the Moorefield Town Council, Doug Boswell, Mike Crites, Larry Curtis, and AmeriCorps volunteers from Eastern.
Cultivate WV builds a community’s ability to engage and mobilize residents, promote community projects and events, develop the town’s infrastructure, such as downtown buildings, grow their entrepreneurs and small businesses and secure funding for small and large-scale community improvement projects.
Community members will go through a coaching process to unearth challenges and carry out ideas to overcome them. While facilitated by the team at The Hub, the process is driven by the community members themselves so that the solutions and ideas put forward by participating teams are unique to the individual town. Residents are connected to outside resources along the way to ensure their success.
I am so excited to work with the community of Moorefield,” said Amanda Workman, Hub’s director of Community Engagement. “My first visit to Moorefield was in July and I was blown away. I met with some amazing people that obviously care very deeply about the future of their community and are ready to work.”