HUNTINGTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – 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 2021 edition of “Walks with the Mayor” on Monday, September 20, in Gallaher Village (City Council District 7). He will meet residents at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Norway Avenue and Cedar 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 also will attend.
A second walk next week will occur at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in Guyandotte (City Council District 9).
Williams and members of his administration will join City Council members in walking all nine City Council districts this fall. The schedules for future walks will be announced on a weekly basis.
The neighborhood walks began in 2015. Since then, Williams and representatives of his administration have walked through each of the nine City Council districts at least eight 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.”