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Huntington Hires Communications Director
"I am appreciative of the opportunity that Mayor Williams has given me, and I look forward to using my abilities to move the city forward,” Chambers said.
A 2001 Marshall University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in print journalism, he won several journalism awards from the West Virginia Press Association for governmental affairs and feature writing.
“Bryan Chambers becoming a part of the administration is a coup,” Mayor Steve Williams said. “He is known for being a consummate professional. He certainly understands the workings of City Hall. More importantly, he has a passion and commitment to our community. He provides our administration a major compliment by agreeing to become a part of our efforts.”
Williams presented the idea of creating the communications director’s position earlier this year when constructing the 2013-14 budget. The position was created to assist in the dissemination of information, both internally and externally.
“If we expect to be as effective and successful as we aspire to be, it’s imperative that we communicate effectively among our departments, but more importantly that residents of our city are made aware of all that we are doing. Too often we hear, ‘I didn’t know you were doing that.’ A coordinated, cogent communications effort resolves our citizens not being aware of what is being accomplished in Huntington.”
Chambers has been an active participant in several community organizations such as the Neighborhood Institute, Forest Hills Neighborhood Association and the Tri-State Cyclists for Veterans. For the past two years, Chambers has helped coordinate a six-day, 450-mile ride from Huntington to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., to raise funds and awareness for the Veterans Affairs’ Homeless Veterans Resource Center in downtown Huntington.
He is married to Crystal Chambers and has two sons, Trey and Nick