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Mayor Williams Plans Neighborhood Walks for the Fall

Mayor Steve Williams will resume his community walks through Huntington’s neighborhoods this fall in an effort to motivate residents to become more active.

Williams will kick off the fall 2018 edition of “Walks with the Mayor” on Monday, October 15 in Huntington’s Southside. He will meet residents at 5:30 p.m. at the WesBanco on 8th Street and set out on a walk through the neighborhood. Representatives of the Huntington Water Quality Board and Police, Fire, Public Works, and Development and Planning departments will also attend.

The neighborhood walks began in 2015. Since then, Williams and representatives of the Police, Fire and Public Works departments have walked through each of the nine City Council districts at least five times.

“This is a great way to demonstrate to the community that we should get outside more and see firsthand the concerns that our neighbors have,” Williams said. “City Hall isn’t just a building at the corner of 5th Avenue and 8th Street. I want our residents to know that I’m willing to walk the extra mile to hear and see how their neighborhoods can be improved.”

The Mayor’s Office is working with City Council members and neighborhood associations to establish starting points and routes for the walks.

The full schedule for the neighborhood walks this fall is as follows:

  • 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Southside. Walk will start in parking lot of WesBanco on 8th Street
  • 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Guyandotte. Walk will start at Life Cathedral Church, 350 Staunton St.
  • 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, Highlawn. Walk will start in parking lot of St. Mary's Education Center.
  • 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Westmoreland. Walk will start at Westmoreland United Methodist Church, 3707 Auburn Road.
  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, Fairfield. Starting location to be announced at later date.
  • 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, Ritter Park neighborhood area. Walk will start at Ritter Park Fountain.

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