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.

Take a look at our most recent annual report and see how we're making our mission a reality!


Executive Board

Anthony Maher, Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc.

Senta Goudy, WVU at Parkersburg

Lindsey Anderson, United Bank

John Nicholson, Retired from Highmark WV

Board of Directors

Roger Lockhart, Camden Clark Medical Center

Lisa McCray, NOE Office Supply

Kristin Meeks, WV Social Media Marketing Consultants

Bill Niday, Retired from Wood County Schools

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

Will Crichton VI, Crichton & Crichton Attorneys at Law

Dan Curtis, Parkersburg Brewing Company

Chuck Hudson, Bowles Rice

Chuck Hughes, Hughes Properties, LLC

Larry Johnson, Retired from WesBanco

*Felice Jorgeson, Smoot Theatre

*Lindsey Kerr Piersol, Wood County Economic Development

Sharon Kesselring, American Red Cross

*Mark Lewis, Greater Parkersburg Convention
and Visitors Bureau