The project will kick off with a public meeting on Thursday, June 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the third floor of the Cabell County Courthouse. This is the first in a series of public and private meetings that will be held over the next year to gain input from local businesses, homeowners, government officials and other community partners.
The comprehensive plan will be a vision of what the community is to be in the future and a tool to help guide the county's future growth. Specific goals and objectives will be developed along with a time frame for implementation.
For Mountwest, the planning process offers hands-on, real-world experience for students in the college’s Geospatial Science (GIS) program. Mountwest Assistant Professor Theresa Litteral is also serving as the project manager.
“The process of developing this plan will be a community-wide effort,” Litteral said. “All interested groups should play a part in delineating this vision for promoting and preserving the future of the county.”