The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Our Readers Speak

May 28, 2013

Our Readers Speak — Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Volunteers, charities are valuable resources

As we recognize scarcity of public funds, it is good to note the substantial gift of resources that many citizen volunteers and charitable organizations have given to improving Fayette County’s aging sewer infrastructure.

Several sewer projects are a direct result of initiatives by local residents and supported with organization and funding resources from other not-for-profit organizations. The New River Clean Water Alliance now includes federal, state and local agencies, regional development organizations and business community partners.

This is a positive example of collaborative leadership among many community stakeholders and our open-minded, responsive Fayette County and Oak Hill governments seizing an opportunity to leverage their limited resources into significant improvements for their residents and which benefit regional communities as well. See http://www.npca.org/assets/pdf/NewRiverState_ executive_summary.pdf

Fair notice: I am a board member of Plateau Action Network (PAN), which is a member of the New River Clean Water Alliance (NRCWA).

I am speaking here as an individual, and my views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of PAN or NRCWA.

Eric Autenreith

Fayetteville

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