Photo gallery

Rick Modesitt began his public service career as a Patrolman with the Parkersburg Police Dept. 1975.
Meeting the legendary astronaut John Glenn and former US Senator was incredible !!! A bucket list moment.
It was a great honor to be asked to join PSHS Principal Tom Eschabacher to greet President George W. Bush to Parkersburg South High School. It was an incredible day at PSHS having the President on campus. President Bush visited Wood County on 3 occasions. I had the honor to greet him twice. And had the good fortune to meet and make friends with several who worked in the White House.
President of Wood County Commission Rick Modesitt and NY YANKEE and hometown sports hero Nick Swisher at the Wood County Commission Chambers. Nick was recognized by the Wood County Commission for his great accomplishments.
Commissioner Rick Modesitt presenting a West Virginia State Seal to be displayed in Williamstown Council Chambers. The seal was created by one of the sheltered workshops for the handicapped and (paid for by personal RM funds).
It was such a great day in Wood County when we honored NY Yankee Nick Swisher for his World Series Championship! Our elected officials and many, many guests were on hand to meet Nick. From left to right Commissioner David Blair Couch, Commissioner/Dr. Wayne Dunn, Commissioner Rick Modesitt and local hometown sports hero Nick Swisher, accepting the Special Proclamation from the Wood County Commission on behalf of the people of Wood County, WV
Ground breaking ceremonies at Ohio Valley University for new student housing. The project was funded via bonds issued by the Wood County Commission.
The Wood County Commission spearheaded the fund raising efforts to construct a monument at the Parkersburg City Park to honor father and son local hometown sports heroes Steve and Nick Swisher. As County Commissioner Rick always supported promoted the idea to our youth that anyone can become a star in sports or music, even from Wood County!
Commissioner Rick Modesitt with hometown sports heroes Steve and Nick Swisher. The Wood County Commission honored Nick with the Spirit of Wood County Award.
Commissioners Rick Modesitt and Bob Tebay presenting “The Distinguished West Virginian Award” to the late Chief Danny Goodwin of the Vienna Fire Dept.
Parkersburg Mayor Gene Knotts presenting Chief of Police Rick Modesitt a certificate in recognition of 23 years of service to the City of Parkersburg.
One of the great public relations tools for Wood County and specifically Fort Boreman Historical Park, was the creation of Carlin’s Battery. The volunteers are a great bunch of guys who serve as ambassadors for the county at various functions. They were created in 2008 by the Wood County Commission. They are a living history and reenacting artillery unit. The replica cannon is fired on many special occasions.
Wood County Commissioner Rick Modesitt welcoming Jeff Gordon to the Washington Works Dupont Facility. What a great honor to meet Mr. Gordon. What a great employer for Wood County as well.
Rick Modesitt proposed new welcome signs for Wood County entrances. The County Commissioners approved and the Department of Highways erected them at county entrances. The Commission wants everyone to feel like Wood County is a welcoming place to live and to work.
The Wood County Commission sponsored a new Wood County Veterans Van, that was used to transport veterans to and from the VA hospital in Clarksburg. As a Commissioner, there was no greater honor to be in the presence of these great people.
Wood County Commissioner Rick Modesitt with war hero and Wirt County resident Jessica Lynch. What an honor to meet her.
Wood County Commissioner Rick Modesitt with long time friend and country music super star Brad Paisley. As a citizen who supports his community, Rick collects signatures of country artist who perform for his company, and donates the autographed guitar to SW Resources, which is auctioned to raise funds for this worthy group.
Wood County Commissioner Rick Modesitt was also appointed by Governors Caperton and Underwood to serve as Chairman of the West Virginia State Athletic Commission (also known as the Boxing Commission)…here Rick is with former heavy weight champion Larry Holmes (who was an incredibly nice person)
Commissioner Modesitt and his fellow Commissioners spearheaded improvements at the county parks. Here, several of the local veterans organizations donated funds to help restore the Veterans Monument at Veterans Park on Rt 31. Several additional improvements were made to give proper honor to our veterans and give our citizens a beautiful park.
Rick Modesitt greeting “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani to West Virginia. Mayor Giuliani was Mayor of New York City on Sept 11 when the World Trade Centers were attacked. Commissioners Modesitt, Tebay and Merritt were County Commissioners on that dreadful day. Mayor Giuliani did a great job in leading the city and it was an honor to have met him.
Rick working at his desk at the Wood County Commission chambers.
Rick making phone calls during a Commission meeting.
A great day in Mineral Wells when ground was broken to install new sidewalks. Paul Hobitzal, Dan Casto (county intern who worked on right of way issues); Commissioner Tebay, Commissioner Modesitt, Senator Frank Deem, Senator Donna Boley, Commissioner Ken Merritt
Parkersburg News and Sentinel photo of Rick Modesitt working at the Wood County Commission office.
Members of the West Virginia State Fraternal Order of Police Lodge presenting Delegate Rick Modesitt an award for his work on law enforcement issues in Charleston.
Delegate Rick Modesitt receiving an award from the West Virginia State Troopers Association for his work on state police issues in Charleston.
Commissioner Rick Modesitt giving welcoming remarks at the Mid Ohio Valley Multi Cultural Festival.
Photo of Delegate Rick Modesitt at his desk in the historic House of Delegates Chambers in Charleston at the State Capitol.
Delegate John Ellem and Commissioner Rick Modesitt, with National Republican Executive Committee Chairman Michael Steele.
Medal of Honor Winner Woody Williams and Delegate Rick Modesitt in the Governor’s Office in Charleston. ┬áCeremony marking the passage of state law granting high school diplomas to veterans who did not graduate due to the war.
Delegate Rick Modesitt with Governor Cecil Underwood in the Governor’s personal office. Governor Underwood signed into law Modesitt’s “anti drug paraphernalia’ law.
Wood County Commissioner Rick Modesitt with now US Senator Shelley Moore Capito. Modesitt and Capito also served together in the West Virginia House of Delegates.
Wood County Commissioners Rick Modesitt and Bob Tebay receive a state grant for the development of Fort Boreman Historical Park.
Commissioner Rick Modesitt, then Governor Joe Manchin, Commissioner Bob Tebay and Mayor Jean Ford …during a tour of Fenton Glass in Williamstown
Chief of Police Rick Modesitt at his office in the City Building. Chief Modesitt was appointed by Mayor Eugene Knotts, and served from 1994 to 1997. Modesitt was approved by a unanimous vote of City Council.