During the WV Municipal League’s 46th Annual Conference held Aug. 3-6, municipal leaders from around the state recognized Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti as the League’s Quiet Strength award recipient for 2015.
Nolletti has served as mayor since 2007. His nomination for the award was based upon his service to Lisa Dooley, executive director, during the legislative session and his outstanding leadership to the membership of the league.
“I am surprised — and very honored — to be chosen for this distinguished award,” Nolletti said during the presentation. “I accept it for the citizens of Logan and my hardworking staff.”
Members elected the following officers for the 2015-16 term: President Mayor Andy McKenzie from Wheeling; Vice President Councilor Tom Oxley from Oak Hill; Secretary Mayor Robert Greer from Bridgeport; and Treasurer Steve Williams from Huntington. The League meeting was held at the Oglebay Resort and Conference Center in Wheeling and was attended by more than 400 municipal officials and guests.
This is the second award received by the City of Logan by the WV Municipal League. At the 2012 Municipal League Conference in Huntington, the WV Freedom Festival was awarded the All-Star Community Award. The All-Star Community award was given in the Enrichment Category in recognition of exceptional performance and innovative contributions to a progressive municipal government. The WV Freedom Festival celebrated 15 years this year.
For the first time in history, the City of Logan has been chosen to host the WV Municipal League Board of Directors meeting in October. This event will host all of the mayors from around the State of West Virginia and their guests. According to Nolletti, the event will serve as a major tourism event for the county and city.