L to R Members of Calhoun County Board of Education - Juanita Berdine, Carlene
Frederick and Burl Simers
Gov. Bob Wise spoke yesterday about economic development at a state-wide
economic summit in Flatwoods. Wise gave his view of initiatives that would help move
the economy forward. About ten other speakers shared their visions with 150 county
and educational officials.
Four Calhoun officials attended the West Virginia Economic Summit, including
members of the Calhoun Board of Education, Carlene Frederick, Juanita Berdine and
Burl Simers, along with County Commission President Bob Weaver.
While the roundtable discussions were limited, information was shared with other
officials regarding the impact of deep well drilling. Mac Holladay, CEO of Market Street
Services presented "How Local Government Can Determine Their Economic
Professor Robert Bastress, WVU Law School, presented perspectives on
regionalization of counties and services, and the constitutional rights of counties.
The event was sponsored by the West Virginia School Board Association, the West
Virginia Association of Counties, the West Virginia Municipal League and the County
Commissioners' Association of West Virginia.