CHARLESTON - An Elkins resident has been selected to the Board of Directors of an organization devoted to strengthening the state's infrastructure.
Robert Morris, executive director of the Randolph County Development Authority, was elected in April to fill a vacancy on the board of West Virginians for Better Transportation.
Morris said he is thrilled to serve on the board.
"I am honored and excited to have been appointed," Morris said. "This group of hardworking business, labor and industry leaders is constantly striving to improve the transportation infrastructure in West Virginia."
Morris said transportation infrastructure is key to economic development and growth.
"Solid transportation infrastructure is vital for West Virginians to navigate our beautiful mountains so they can live their lives and conduct business," Morris said. "I look forward to providing an insight into economic development and keeping the importance of completing Corridor H in the spotlight."
Carol Fulks, executive director of the West Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association, was re-elected chairman of West Virginians for Better Transportation, and Kenny Perdue, president of the West Virginia AFL-CIO, was elected First Vice Chairman.
West Virginians for Better Transportation is a non-profit coalition that aims to educate West Virginians about the importance of maintaining a safe and modern transportation infrastructure. The statewide coalition includes more than 300 organizations, groups, government leaders and companies that recognize and value the importance of a good surface transportation system.
WVBT continues to spearhead a statewide education campaign, called "Keep West Virginia Moving," that is designed to generate public awareness of challenges facing the state's transportation system and to foster debate about the need for a long-term funding solution.
Additional information is available online at www.keepwvmoving.org or on Twitter @WVBetterTrans.