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Williams announces transition team

Nov. 17, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Mayor-elect Steve Williams has announced a team of community members who will help him make the transition from City Council into the mayor's office.

The Democratic councilman defeated Republican incumbent Kim Wolfe in the Nov. 6 general election. He will take office Jan. 1.

The transition team will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in City Council chambers at City Hall, 800 5th Ave. The meeting is open to the public and will be broadcast live on Channel 25 on the Comcast Cable system.

Williams made economic development initiatives that relied on his experience as a former state legislator and investment broker the backbone of his campaign. He has proposed to establish development zones with free Wi-Fi service and tax increment financing districts to attract more businesses to Huntington.

Members of his transition team include:

Chairman Dan O'Hanlon, retired Cabell circuit judge.

Vice chairman Kirk Dodrill, downtown business owner.

Teresa Ball, retired AFL-CIO official.

Cathy Burns, Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing.

Richard Cobb, former civic arena director and community activist.

Courtney Proctor Cross, public school teacher and community activist.

Carl Eastham, retired Huntington firefighter.

Ray Harrell Jr., Marshall University student body president.

Sean Hornbuckle, financial strategist and former Marshall student body president.

Jim Insco, Huntington city councilman.

Renee Maass, former director of Huntington Main Street and former city councilwoman.

Thomas McChesney, local entrepreneur.

Clint McElroy, local radio personality.

Samuel Moore, retired educator and pastor of Full Gospel Assembly.

City Council Chairman Mark Bates will serve as an ex-officio member of the transition team.

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