Barry Pallay Recognized as Ambassador for Progress

Morgantown Dominion Post
3 April 2016

The Morgantown Dominion Post for Sunday 3 April 2016, has an AMBASSADORS FOR PROGRESS section, featuring those who make a difference in our
community. Our Upper Mon River Association president Barry Pallay was so identified!

age: 69

hometown: Morgantown

family: Wife Darlene; children, Joshua, Michael, Todd; six grandchildren

education: Chemical engineer

employer and occupation: Self-employed businessman and chemical engineer

clubs and organizations: Board of the Monongalia County Development Authority, Region VI Planning and Development Council, Morgantown Airport Advisory Committee, lifetime member of the U.S. Taekwondo Union

volunteer commitments: President of the Upper Monongahela River Association (UMRA), trustee of the Tree of Life Congregation, MEPCO Citizen Advisory Panel, WVU Extension Service Natural Gas Education Team, member of Cheat River Water Trail Committee.

The nominator: Barry has worked tirelessly with the Army Corps of Engineers to reopen the locks on the upper Monongahela River. Last year the locks were opened to river traffic during the summer, which
signified the first step to bringing back widespread use of this waterway for tourist and recreational use.