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Huntington City Council Member Joyce Clark

Joyce Clark

Council District: 1

840 Camden Road | 304.429.4032
joyceclarkwva@aim.com

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Retired Executive Director, Wayne County Habitat for Humanity

Education: Indiana University

Year Elected: 2012

Committee Assignments: Administration and Finance Committee, Personnel Committee, Economic and Community Development Committee

Community Involvement:

  • Huntington Housing Authority, Commissioner
  • Housing Development Corporation, board member
  • Wayne County Economic Development Authority, board secretary
  • Westmoreland Woman's Club, past president
  • Westmoreland Neighborhood Association, past president

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
We have access to world class health care, education and civic opportunities; entertainment venues; and a beautiful park system with hiking and bike trails. We are in close proximity to state parks, lakes and river, and our Police and Fire Departments are exceptional. Huntington has small town, friendly neighborhoods with the big city atmosphere downtown.

Huntington City Council Member Bill Rosenberger

Bill Rosenberger

Council District: 2

626 4th St. West | 304.908.9097
rosenbergerb@cityofhuntington.com

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Public Relations Consultant

Education: Master's degree in journalism

Year Elected: Filling unexpired term

Committee Assignments: Personnel Committee (chairman), Public Works Committee, Public Safety Committee, Recreation Committee, TV Advisory Committee

Community Involvement:

  • Board member, Kiwanis Day Care Center
  • Member and Sunday school teacher at Redemption Church
  • Neighborhood Institute

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
The people, schools and parks.

Huntington City Council Member Frances Jackson

Frances Jackson

Council District: 3

1130 3rd Avenue | 304.360.7594

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Retired from Corbin Ltd.; retired president of labor union (UNITE); retired vice president of WV AFL-CIO LOCAL 747

Education: Attended Marshall University; WVU Labor Studies; Ashland Community College

Year Elected: 2004 (previously served 1997-2001, re-elected in 2008, 2012)

Committee Assignments: Public Safety Committee, Solid Waste Management Committee, Stormwater Committee

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
The people of the city as well as watching the city progress into the future.

Huntington City Council Member Gary L. Bunn

Gary L. Bunn

Council District: 4

320 12th Avenue West | 304.633.7329
bunng@cityofhuntington.com colgbunn@gmail.com

Party Affiliation: Republican

Profession: Retired

Education: Barboursville High School (1952), West Virginia University (1957), United States Army Command and General Staff College (1977), Marshall University Masters Degree Program (1977)

Year Elected: 1990 (Appointed in 1989 to District 8 seat, re-elected in 2012)

Committee Assignments: Administration and Finance Committee, Public Works Committee, Planning and Zoning Committee (chairman), Stormwater Committee (chairman), TV Advisory Committee

Community Involvement:

  • Huntington Planning Commission
  • Huntington City Council Vice Chairman, 2015

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
The people, wide streets, low cost of living, parks, recreational opportunities and a good place to retire.

Huntington City Council Member Sandra Clements

Sandra Clements

Council District: 5

1821 9th Avenue | 304.696.2271 or 304.697.7335
clements@marshall.edu

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Director of Disability Services, Marshall University

Education: Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in counseling and rehabilitation education from Marshall University

Year Elected: 2008 (was appointed to an unexpired term in 2007, re-elected in 2012)

Committee Assignments: Administration and Finance Committee, Personnel Committee, Economic and Community Development Committee

Community Involvement:

  • Member of Fairfield West Improvement Council

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
The citizens of Huntington are always willing to help their neighbors and people in need.

Huntington City Council Member Mark A. Bates (Chairman)

Mark A. Bates (Chairman)

Council District: 6

1636 Crestmont Drive | 304.736.8999
mbates@cityofhuntington.com

Party Affiliation: Republican

Profession: Automobile Dealer/Rental Car Franchise, owner

Education: Barboursville High School (1981), Marshall University (Marketing, Finance)

Year Elected: 2008 (re-elected in 2012)

Committee Assignments: Administration and Finance Committee (chairman), Personnel Committee, Planning and Zoning Committee, TV Advisory Committee

Community Involvement:

  • Huntington Municipal Development Authority
  • City Council Vice Chairman, 2009-2010
  • City Council Chairman, 2011-2014, 2016-present

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
Our park system, the YMCA, plenty of outdoor and indoor activities, the arts, the riverfront and local/small town feel of living in a planned city.

Huntington City Council Member Scott Caserta

Scott Caserta

Council District: 7

3041 Wallace Circle | 304.696.5530
scaserta@cityofhuntington.com

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Employed with Special Metals Corp. (INCO)

Education: Marshall University

Year Elected: 2004 (re-elected in 2008 & 2012)

Committee Assignments: Economic and Community Development Committee (chairman)

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
Its people are genuine, competitive and diverse.

Huntington City Council Member Tom McGuffin

Tom McGuffin

Council District: 8

2780 North Staunton Road | 304.417.2953
mcguffint@cityofhuntington.com

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Retired

Year Elected: 2012

Committee Assignments: Public Works Committee, Public Safety Committee, Planning and Zoning Committee, Recreation Committee, Stormwater Committee

Community Involvement:

  • YMCA
  • Elks

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
The friendly people.

Huntington City Council Member John David Short

John David Short

Council District: 9

121 Elwood Avenue | 304.617.9932
shortj@cityofhuntington.com

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: 35-plus years experience in automotive finance and mortgage lending

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Marshall University

Year Elected: Filling unexpired term

Committee Assignments: Stormwater Committee, Solid Waste Management Committee, Recreation Committee

Community Involvement:

  • Create Huntington Board of Connectors
  • Huntington Urban Renewal Authority
  • Boys and Girls Club of Huntington
  • Member of Arlington Park Neighborhood Association, Guyandotte Improvement and Historical Association and Highlawn Neighborhood Association

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
Huntington has it all -- beautiful parks; friendly, supportive citizens; excellent educational opportunities; first-class restaurants and a “can-do-attitude." It's a great place to raise a family, live, work and play.

Huntington City Council Member David G. Ball (Vice Chairman)

David G. Ball (Vice Chairman)

Council District: At-Large

115 Jackson Street | 304.523.4784
balld@cityofhuntington.com

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Retired Huntington firefighter; Owner of Bon Appetit Catering

Education: Huntington St. Joseph High School (1971), A.S. George Washington University (Clinical Pathology)

Year Elected: 2012

Committee Assignments: Administration and Finance Committee, Public Safety Committee (chairman), Recreation Committee (chairman), TV Advisory Committee (chairman)

Community Involvement:

  • Huntington Municipal Development Authority
  • Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • City Council Vice Chairman, 2016-present

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
Our people, music, arts, culture, parks and the four seasons.

Huntington City Council Member Rebecca Thacker

Rebecca Thacker

Council District: At-Large

2989 Chase Street | 304.429.2655
rthacker@cityofhuntington.com

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: City Council Member

Education: Graduate of Fairland High School

Year Elected: 2008 (re-elected in 2012)

Committee Assignments: Recreation Committee, Public Safety Committee, Solid Waste Management Committee (chairwoman), Stormwater Committee

Community Involvement:

  • Neighborhood Institute
  • Tri-State Transit Authority
  • Goodwill Industry Board of Directors

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
I like living here with my family because it is home. I like being on the City Council and the committees because I can help make the city better.