WVU Professor To Work With Marion County Commission On
31 October 2013
By Kelsey Pape, Marion and Taylor County Reporter
FAIRMONT - A West Virginia University professor is working with
Marion County commissioners on Riverfront Development.
The Fairmont Women's Club President, Nancy Bickerstaff, heard of
Doctor Steve Selin and how he manages the "Rivertown Program."
She invited him to the commission meeting to share his input.
Commissioners committed $1 million to the project in June and now
have a new partner in making their dreams for the area a reality.
He is working currently working on multiple projects in Monongalia
County and wanted to add Fairmont to the mix.
Dr. Selin stressed the importance of looking at your city through
the eyes of a visitor and base your revitalization plans off of
He told the commissioners he wants to work with them to make the
project possible, rather then work for them.
His help will be completely free of charge.
He said it's important to develop a riverfront that will benefit
"They're not reinventing the wheel, they are doing it now. They
have got Morgantown on board and Westover and several other
communities," Nancy Bickerstaff said. "They are coming right up
the Mon River and we are here so we were thinking why not us?"
Dr. Selin will work with the Marion County Development Authority
and commission as plans move forward.