"Take time to smell the roses. Appreciating the little things in life really can make all the difference."
Amanda Ramey grew up right here in Hurricane, WV, and is the Meeks Mountain Trail Alliance Board Secretary. She is the Assistant City Manager for the City of Hurricane. She oversees all the City's marketing, events, social media, development, and tourism activities. She is a graduate of Marshall University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis on Public Relations and a Minor in Maketing.
Amanda loves promoting her hometown and working to make Hurricane an awesome place to live, work and play! Not only is Hurricane where she grew up, but she has chosen to stay here and raise a family. "It's an honor to be able to give back through my chosen profession."
Amanda is a wife and mother of two awesome boys named Austin and Carson. As a family, they enjoy kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, and traveling to new places. She and her family attend church at Hurricane First Church of the Nazarene and are involved with Children and Youth Ministries.
In her own words...
Why are you involved in MMTA?
I see it as an enormous opportunity for our community as a whole. It not only encourages people to visit, but it's one more perk we have for encouraging folks to move into our community.
If you could only pick one activity on the trails, what would it be?
Definitely hiking for me personally, but I also really enjoyed the time I've spent building trails with my co-workers. We try to have a City of Hurricane staff "build day" each spring and fall. This gives our staff a chance to do something different for a day while being able to see firsthand what it takes to build trails. We also genuinely like spending time together, so it's always great to spend the day with people whom you don't normally work beside doing something great for the community.
Building Trails, Building Community.