Attended a candidate forum tonight at the Judge Black Annex sponsored by Our Children Our Future. It was hosted by Dr. Drema Mace, and was moderated by Commissioner Blair Couch. Both did a great job. While most of the discussion was geared toward legislators, the topics were good and educational. There was discussion on creating jobs….bettering paying jobs…..highways ….smoking….general health of our citizens…the opioid crisis…..mental heath assistance. I left with more knowledge and knowing many people are trying to do good things for our citizens. Thank you for the invitation to attend!
Had the pleasure to go to Belleville today to the Tim and Christina Smith Farm for the ARC annual picnic. It was great to say the least. Alot of the ARC clients were there. Some of the ARC board members (I was a previous ARC Board Member)….it was one of those events that I felt much better at the end of my day than the begining …just be mixing and mingling with these folks. As many know, my brother Gary Hellberg, was a 40 year plus employee at SW Resources. He regularl…y went on functions sponsored by the ARC (espeically the annual vacation trip….which talked about for weeks if not months)…..In any event, THE ARC, Christina, Doug Hess and the board members do a wonderful job in proving functions for these good folks who have different types of disabilities. The Arc helps provide a meaningful life for many, and more importantly ..gives these good people a VOICE to be heard. They too deserve to be heard and have their needs considered. As a previous County Commission and WV State Delegate, I always supported the efforts of SW Resources, THE ARC, and those individuals with disabilities. I know first hand the good work they do….as they did with my brother. If I am fortunate to be elected County Commissioner…I once again pledge my support to those with disabilities and the organizations who help them. The bottom line…being an elected official….at the end of the day..is about helping people. THANK YOU ARC, Christina and Doug for the wonderful work you do! God Bless !
Had an outstanding day out and about in Wood County…Williamstown..Boaz…Vienna….North Parkersburg and ending at Volcano Days at Mountwood Park. As you know, Mountwood Park is a county owned park…that has had it’s good days and bad days. But the direction the County Commission set several years ago, and with the leadership of Commissioner Couch, a GREAT bunch of volunteers and a new Park Director, the park is thriving. With the help of John Reed and many volunteers, the new RV trails system is thriving. As a past County Commissioner, I believe in tourism …I believe in good parks and recreation that provides a good quality of life for our citizens. If elected, I pledge to continue to support our Parks and Recreation opportunities, tourism opportunities and continuing the efforts to make Mountwood Park the best adventure park in the state!….