COVINGTON, Va. (VR) – On the afternoon of Thursday, May 18, local political leaders met in Covington City Hall to sign two important proclamations. One was for Business Appreciation Month, a proclamation initially enacted by former Governor Ralph Northam in 2019 which stresses the importance of local businesses and their impact on the communities. The second was for National Travel and Tourism Week, or NTTW, originally established in 1983.
Pictured are (front row l to r) Matt Garten, board supervisor; Jeff Irvine, mayor of Clifton Forge; Tom Sibold, mayor of Covington; Gary Craig, mayor of Iron Gate; (back row l to r) Teresa Hammond, executive director of the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism; Josh Taylor, projects coordinator at the Alleghany Chamber of Commerce; Wendy Hudler, president-elect of the chamber of commerce board; Bryan Thompson, director of Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation; and Kathleen All, president of the chamber board.
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