LOGAN, W.Va. — The City of Logan, along with cities of Huntington, and Lewisburg, has been named West Virginia Amazing Cities for 2015 by the consulting organization, Amazing Cities. Each of the cities is being recognized for their work in leadership, innovation and creativity. A special recognition ceremony will take place during the West Virginia Municipal League Mid-Winter Conference at the Charleston Marriott Hotel on January 17-18, 2016.
Logan was chosen for its efforts to improve the quality of life in the city through creative community events. Despite the downturn in the coal industry, the city continues to promote the area as a destination for tourists and others. Attractions like the Hatfield-McCoy ATV Trail provide wholesome family entertainment and attract a wide diversity of visitors to the area.
The city of Huntington was chosen for their efforts to address the problem of illegal drugs and improving the physical appearance of the city. Mayor Steve Williams has led a broad coalition of individuals and organizations to come together to fight illegal drugs and encourage residents to take a role in improving the city.
The city of Lewisburg was chosen for its continued efforts to create an inclusive community and its willingness to allow open and transparent discussion of sensitive issues. The city strives to be innovative and provide a quality of life for both residents and visitors alike.
Former Clarksburg Mayor and Past President of the National League of Cities, Jim Hunt, founded Amazing Cities in 2012. Hunt is a professional speaker, author and consultant who works with cities and organizations throughout the United States.
“I am pleased to recognize these three “Amazing” West Virginia cities for their outstanding efforts this past year,” Hunt said in a press release. “Cities thrive when leaders focus on providing innovative and creative solutions to their problems.”