In 2010, the City of Parkersburg applied to be part of the West Virginia OnTrac (Organization, Training, Revitalization and Capacity) Program and was selected to participate. The OnTrac program was created by Main Street West Virginia and the National Historic Trust to help cities create a comprehensive approach to economic revitalization and historic preservation by focusing on four key areas: design, promotion, economic restructuring and organization.


Downtown PKB promotes downtown Parkersburg, fosters economic opportunity and creates community vitality. The goal is to create a vibrant commercial district that will provide downtown businesses, workers and nearby residents with the goods and services they need, as well as create educational, entertainment and tourism opportunities.


Executive Board

John Nicholson, Treasurer (Retired from Highmark)

Will Crichton VI, Secretary (Crichton & Crichton Attorney’s at Law)

Larry Johnson, President (Retired from WesBanco)

Lindsey Anderson, Vice President (United Bank)


Board of Directors

Anthony Maher, Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc.

Lisa McCray, NOE Office Supply

Kristin Meeks, WV Social Media Marketing

Bill Niday, Wood County Schools, retiredl

Tres Ross, Ross Foundation

*Susan Schuchts, Actors Guild

*Jesse Siefert, Parkersburg Art Center

Robert L. Wright II, Warfield Realtors

*Rickie Yeager, City of Parkersburg

*Jimmy Colombo, Wood County Commissioner

*John Reed, Parkersburg City Council

Jami Board, Blennerhassett Hotel

Dan Curtis, Parkersburg Brewing Company

Senta Goudy, WVUP

Chuck Hudson, Bowles Rice

Chuck Hughes, Hughes Properties, LLC

*Felice Jorgeson, Smoot Theatre

*Lindsey Kerr Piersol, Wood County Development Authority

Sharon Kesselring, American Red Cross

*Mark Lewis, Parkersburg Convention
and Visitors Bureau

Roger Lockhart, Camden Clark Medical Center



Wendy Shriver, Executive Director

Andrea Shirey, Events & Marketing Coordinator
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