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Mayor’s Arts Council


Bryan Chambers | Communications Director for the City of Huntington


Sandra Clements | Community leader in the Fairfield neighborhood and former City Council member from that District


Tyson Compton | President of the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau


David Seth Cyfers | Designer and artist


Brandon Dennison | CEO of Coalfield Development Corporation which operates numerous social enterprises which train and provide work for unemployed and underemployed workers


John Farley | Part-time artist and the Preparator for the Huntington Museum of Art


Rosa Lee Vitez Hall | Arts advocate and community activist


Irv Johnson | Cabell County Assessor and photographer


Dave Lavender | Features, entertainment and outdoors writer for the Herald-Dispatch and H-D Media. He also is a musician who plays in a regional Appalachian string band with horns. Lavender is the author of two regional travel books, "Dave Trippin: A Daytripper's Guide to the Appalachian Galaxy of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia" and his new travel book, "Mo' Dave Trippin: A Daytripper’s Guide to the Appalachian Galaxy of Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Beyond.”


Margaret Mary Layne | CEO of Layne Consulting, Inc., arts advocate and a member of the WV Commission on the Arts


Clint McElroy | Retired radio personality, actor, playwright and an iconic figure in Huntington


Bob Plymale | Vice President for Marshall University in Economic Development and State Senator. Along with others he has spearheaded the restoration of the Keith Albee Theater


Phoebe Randolph, AIA, LEED AP | Principal with Edward Tucker Architects, Inc. and engaged with volunteer efforts related to economic development, housing, education and the arts.


Sandra Reed | Director of the School of Art & Design at Marshall University, a member of the board of the Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau, and a painter with fine art degrees in painting.


Carter Seaton | Artist, author and arts activist


Joanna Sexton | Community leader in the revitalization of Central City and the 14th Street West Corridor.


Mitzi Sinnott | Performance artist and educator and the owner of All Here Together Productions which utilizes her expertise to convene conversations about race and class across industries and interests, building more tolerant communities.


Bill Smith | Retired Superintendent of Cabell County Schools


Randall Reid Smith | Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Culture & History


Don Van Horn | Dean of the College of Arts and Media at Marshall University with fine arts degrees in sculpture. He is a furniture maker in his spare time.


Thomas Warner | Music Teacher for Meadows and Spring Hill Elementary Schools


Jennifer Wheeler | Community activist, arts advocate and City Councilwoman


Lauren Kemp | Lauren Kemp is the Director of Programs at the microenterprise development center, Unlimited Future. Lauren believes that we must work as a region to not only to develop new channels for economic growth but also to build the capacity of people to network and create their own future. The West Huntington Cultural District project leverages history, art, and the culture of Appalachia to create tourism and new development around the Central City Antiques District.


Mayor Steve Williams