Each year, the Alliance for Economic Development of Southern West Virginia, the West Virginia Community Development Hub, and Coalfield Development team up to shine a spotlight on West Virginia by hosting the Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference.
This event showcases all the successes and highlights what is working across the state. Each year a mix of community leaders, educators, businesses and public officials come together to network, share ideas and learn what is working well in our state.
The team behind the Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference created an award ceremony to highlight those who are driving forward success in southern West Virginia. Since its start in 2018, many individuals, employers, nonprofits, organizations, and institutions have been recognized through the Power of Performance Awards for their remarkable work in southern West Virginia. The awards advisory team remains dedicated to sharing success stories, highlighting #WVSolutions, and honoring those who are leading the way.
Conference partners, including the Alliance for Economic Development of Southern West Virginia, Coalfield Development Corporation, and the WV Community Development Hub, were excited to honor these individuals or organizations during our in-person Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference on Nov. 15-17 at the University of Charleston.
Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation board member Matt Ford received the POWER of Performance award at the conference. The GVEDC shared, “This reward recognizes individuals who are driving success and making an impact in southern West Virginia. Thank you, Matt, for all that you do!”
Ford is also the President of Greenbrier Environmental Group, a team leader for the Meadow River Rail Trail, the VP of God’s Way Home, the President and a founding member of the Meadow River Valley Association and is a board member on several other committees.