‘I wasn’t born in West Virginia, but I got here as soon as I could.’ My wife and I moved to Fayette County in `96, because the people are great, the pace of life is good and the natural/scenic splendor is exceptional. So I convinced my employer I could work remotely from anywhere, as a technical writer/editor and part of that business plan was to use commuting windshield time for community involvement.
With extensive U.S. business travel (1981-86) under my belt and seeing place after place lose its identity and be absorbed by the mediocratization of America, a key reason for moving here was to help preserve the area’s regional character. To in effect try to ensure that I’d still want to move here in 25 years.
All these years later, though I no longer work for the same company, I continue my commitment to community through PAN, our partners, and friends.
Fayette County leads the state in long term planning and has made great strides toward preserving the area’s unique natural, scenic, and cultural components while improving the quality of life for citizens and visitors. I am proud to say I am a part of that.
“Change is constant, it is inevitable. Your participation is optional.”