Our Stories 

Brittany Bruce

Brittany Bruce

Huntington became so much more than just a place that I decided to further my education and deciding to stay after graduation was the best decision I could have made.

Jess George

Jess George

I first came to Huntington for a college education; I stayed in Huntington because it felt like home.

Tom Schindler

Tom Schindler

Over the years living in Huntington, I have witnessed beautiful growth in our incredible city. I have traveled extensively all over the US and have always looked forward to coming back home to #MyHuntington.

Ashley Morrison

Ashley Morrison

So many people come together for so many causes in this area, whether it be for animals, children, those in recovery and so much more. I think this is what makes #MyHuntington so special, and makes me proud to call Huntington home.

Danny Marks

Danny Marks

I am a student at Marshall University. I chose Marshall because of how I got that home-like feel from the community and campus.
Marshall/Huntington has become a place that I feel at home with because of the way everybody has been so welcoming. I’m glad to call #MyHuntington my second home!

Ben Durfee

Ben Durfee

It’s so great seeing my generation getting involved to help it grow, make it safer, and an overall better community/city. We know the true value of this state and city and wish to see it fulfill its potential.

Ally Layman

Ally Layman

Being a part of the Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory /Diversity and Inclusion Committee is just one step closer to doing what I want to do for the LGBTQ community here in Huntington.

Stephanie Sharkey Howell

Stephanie Sharkey Howell

#MyHuntington is a place I am proud to show my friends from around the country when they come to visit. They are impressed with our unique restaurants and shops, our museum, the Keith-Albee Theatre, and, of course, the Marshall Campus. And they are amazed at the generosity of the people I tell them about.

Allison White

Allison White

Not only is Huntington MY home, but it is also where I chose to own my own business, raise my daughter and where I choose to build my life.

Summer Rose Lo

Summer Rose Lo

love Huntington and I’m proud to call #MyHuntington my home! I have a fabulous group of friends and family that make up my killer support system. I was born and raised in this area, so it’s amazing to see how “hip” and “open” we’ve become.

Joe Eddins

Joe Eddins

Get out there and enjoy what our town has to offer and keep focusing on all the positive things that are happening ALL THE TIME.

MacKenzie Morley

MacKenzie Morley

"As a new business in town, we received such a warm welcome from so many of the fellow businesses and patrons in downtown. It was truly uplifting to know that we were being embraced by the community and to immediately feel as if we were a part of this incredible...

Sara Payne Scarbro

Sara Payne Scarbro

“In #MyHuntington, I am showing my daughter the world and what it means to be a part of something bigger than yourself.”

Amanda Kolling

Amanda Kolling

“I have discovered that West Virginia is much the same–beautiful in its wildness, unique in the warmth of its wonderful people…”

Margaret Mary Layne

Margaret Mary Layne

“…I am thrilled and heartened to see people coming together with a renewed sense of purpose and a belief that they can make an impact…”

Tyson Compton

Tyson Compton

“… My job is to bring people to the city and show them all there is to see and do here – and that’s a lot. I’m excited to be part of this new movement and I’m excited to show off #MyHuntington!”

Kathy Cosco

Kathy Cosco

“I love the people. I love their resilience, their loyalty, and their willingness to embrace change – together. It is that willingness to work together toward common goals that makes MyHuntington unique. No matter where we go, Huntington, West Virginia will always be My Huntington. 

Marsha Mattingly

Marsha Mattingly

"When I think of Huntington, I think I am home. It is a great place. It’s a great place to live. It’s a great place to raise your family. And it’s safe. It's friendly. And people are more than willing to help you."

Shannon Lester 

Shannon Lester 

“…in my later years of college I was going downtown more, I made friends with many locals and I was involved in organizations on campus that kept me occupied and grew my friend circle.”

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