CLENDENIN, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today visited Clendenin, W.Va. where she joined Mayor Kay Summers for a walking tour, as well as an update on local economic development and tourism projects, and continued efforts to address lingering issues caused by the 2016 flood. Clendenin was one of the four hardest hit towns during the 2016 flood.
Senator Capito and Mayor Summers’ tour included stops at senior housing apartments, kayak rentals, Airbnbs, and the Elk River Trail.
“The flooding in 2016 devastated Clendenin and the surrounding area, and it continues to impact the way businesses and the local economy function today,” Senator Capito said. “Fortunately, Mayor Summers has remained laser-focused on utilizing our state’s natural resources and beauty, such as the Elk River, to spur economic development and bring both visitors and business to the local community. I enjoyed today’s update on the town’s efforts and the tangible effects we are seeing here in Kanawha County.”
“I deeply appreciate Senator Capito’s visit to Clendenin today to see how far we’ve come,” Mayor Summers said. “Her continued support is vital as we work to make Clendenin a vibrant town once again.”
Photos from today’s event:
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Mayor Kay Summers walk along the Elk River Trail in Clendenin, W.Va. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Mayor Kay Summers visit a local business in Clendenin, W.Va. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) stands with a Clendenin police officer in Clendenin, W.Va. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
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