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Generation WV names new executive director


The incoming executive director of Generation West Virginia says she wants to engage young professionals statewide, not just in the Capital City.

Alex Weld will replace Natalie Roper as leader of the statewide organization dedicated to attracting, retaining and advancing young people in the Mountain State.

“It’s great to have some events to get young people engaged in the community, but how do we make that a longer term process?” Weld told MetroNews.
The Wellsburg native has served as the executive director of the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation since 2017. It’s a nonprofit organization that catalyzes the revitalization of Wheeling. Weld said she believes she can apply her skills to the Charleston area and across the state.

“A lot of the work that I’ve been doing in Wheeling has helped to make the community better for everyone here. A lot of that does end up engaging young people, especially when you think about talking about living downtown or the revitalization of the community,” she said.

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