2 named to Lawrence County port authority

Published 10:01 am Friday, April 24, 2015

A Huntington, West Virginia, accountant and a longtime community activist and banker have been named to the Lawrence County Port Authority.

The appointments of Hayflich accountant Aaron Heighton and Citizens Deposit banker Jodi Rowe-Collins were approved by Lawrence County Commissioners at their regular Thursday meeting.

“Aaron is a great person from Ironton,” Dr. Bill Dingus, executive director of the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation, said. “He is a financial person. And Jodie and her financial knowledge as well as her contribution to the community. Jodi has been a person behind so many good things that have happen in Lawrence County.”

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They will join on the port authority Tom McKnight, Paul Woods, Keith Molihan, Sandy Blackburn, Mike McKee, Dan Jeffries and Carl Darling.

In other action the commission:

• Approved the 2015 marine patrol assistance agreement where the county provides $4,331.57 with a state match of $12,992.10;

• Met in executive session with interim director of the department of job and family services Terry Porter over personnel matters.