McDowell County EDA Funds New City Hall and Stage

The town of Iaeger is on the brink of exciting developments, thanks to collaborative efforts led by local leaders and supported by the McDowell County Economic Development Authority. In an initiative that underscores the commitment to community growth and infrastructure improvement, the EDA has extended a significant financial hand to aid the construction of a new city hall and stage.

A Vital Boost from the EDA

The project, long awaited by the residents of Iaeger, received a substantial push forward with an $18,000 donation from the McDowell County EDA. This contribution was symbolically handed over to Mayor Joe Ford by new Commissioner Dwayne Dotson, with EDA President Barry Hale and Commissioner Michael Brooks also present to support this transformative project. The ceremony not only marked a financial boost but also reinforced the strong partnership between the town’s administration and the EDA.

The Vision for New Facilities

Mayor Joe Ford, who has been instrumental in advocating for these essential facilities, expressed his gratitude and outlined the vision for the new city hall and stage. “These developments are not just about buildings,” Mayor Ford remarked. “They’re about creating a hub for our community—a place where administration meets culture and celebration.”

The Role of New Infrastructure in Community Growth

The new city hall will serve as the administrative heartbeat of Iaeger, housing essential civic operations and providing a central location for public services. The addition of a stage opens up possibilities for community events, performances, and public gatherings, fostering a stronger sense of community and local culture.

Broadening Community Engagement

Commissioner Dwayne Dotson, known for his proactive approach to community development, highlighted the importance of such infrastructure in enhancing civic engagement and pride. “By investing in our towns’ facilities, we are setting the stage for more vibrant community interactions and a flourishing civic life,” he said.

Looking Forward

As construction progresses, the anticipation among the residents and officials of Iaeger grows. The support from the McDowell County EDA exemplifies a shared commitment to the advancement of the county’s towns and the enrichment of its communities.

With the ongoing support from the EDA and the dedicated leadership of local officials, Iaeger is set to enjoy new venues for civic engagement and community celebrations. This project is a beacon of the growth and revitalization that collaborative efforts can achieve in McDowell County.


EDA Board Members

Tracy Allison Gary, WV
Robert Beavers War, WV
Carl Bell Welch, WV
Mike Capparelli Northfork, WV
James DeShazio Welch, WV
Joe Ford Iaeger, WV
Kenneth Gentry Davy, WV
Adam Gianato Kimball, WV
Barry Hale Premier, WV
Brian Harrison Bradshaw, WV
Harold McBride Welch, WV
Carol Sizemore Northfork, WV