Some of the people involved
with Create Huntington
include: (standing, left to right)
Thomas McChesney, Stephen
Zoeller, Dr. Sarah Denman,
John Cummings, Shelly
Keeney, Bill Rawlinson, Tom
Pressman, Rev. Kevin Snow,
Dr. Brian Hoey, Joe Risch,
Tyson Compton, Eve MarcumAtkinson, Blaine Crabtree,
Natalie Parkins (seated, left to
right) Stacy McChesney, Ostie
Mathisen, Phoebe Randolph,
and Jaye Ike.
or Anne Durham, it all started with a pot of flowers.
In early 2006, Durham looked around the mayor's
office at City Hall into the faces of a diverse group
of Huntingtonians and asked one question that would alter
Huntington's future permanently: In five years, if our city is
prosperous, what will that look like? Expecting to hear "new businesses" or "clean streets," Durham was surprised when someone
piped up: "Well, I'd like to see some flowers in the flowerpot
outside City Hall."