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Development Authority

Consists of twelve members. These members include the Economic Development Committee (EDC) and six other members appointed by City Council. Members shall include representatives of business, industry, and labor.

See WV Code Article 12, Chapter 7 for qualifications.

Terms are for three years.

Duties, Power & Authority:

  1. Elect its own officers; make and adopt rules & regulations;
  2. Enter into contracts and do anything for the purpose of promoting, developing and advancing business, prosperity, and economic welfare of the City;
  3. Amend or supplement contracts or leases;
  4. Operate, maintain buildings and structures, delegate any authority given to it by law to any of its officers, committees, agents or employees;
  5. Apply for, receive and use grants-in-aid, donations, contributions; acquire and dispose of property;
  6. Raise funds for issuance of revenue bonds

Contact: Andrea Kerr

Current Members:

Andy Lang
1235 Briercliff Road
Term Expires 06/30/25 - council term

Ron Eagle
32 Mulberry Lane
Term Expires 1/31/26

Drew Pomeroy
3002 Dogwood Road
Term Expires 9/30/25

Don Burton (Council Rep)
757 Stout Street
Term Expires 6/30/27

Fred Sartoris 
126 Sherwood Road
Term Expires 10/31/24

Bridget Furbee
808 Stout Street
Term Expires 9/30/24

Doug Marquette
120 E. Main Street
Term Expires 5/31/25

John Stogran (President)
14 Wakefield Street
Term Expires 9/30/24

Mark Bonamico
424 Lawman Ave.
Term Expires 2/28/26

Frank Sutton
1000 Johnson Avenue
Term Expires 5/14/24

Robin Urquhart
17 Celtic Way, Fairmont, WV
Term Expires 2/28/25

Jim Christie
600 Marketplace Avenue, Suite 200
Term Expires 3/31/25

Rev. 1/24