At the courthouse in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia this morning, the Morgan County Commission picked William Clark, the outgoing executive director of the Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development Council, to fill the seat of Ken Reed on the Morgan County Commission.
Reed was elected to the House of Delegates in November and resigned from the Commission earlier this month.
Clark will serve the remaining of Reed’s term, though the end of 2022.
Commissioner Joel Tuttle said that Clark plans to run for re-election in November 2022.
Tuttle said that while there were four applicants, Clark’s application package was “simply outstanding.”
“There were about twenty letters of recommendation, including three former County Commissioners,” Tuttle said. “I had people from all different backgrounds supporting Bill Clark, including Democrats and Republicans, including a sitting U.S. Senator. Two said that even though disagreed with him on politics, they highly recommended Bill Clark.”
“One Democrat said – ‘he would only be better if I could convince him to be a Democrat.’”
“Here are some words used to describe Bill Clark – level headed, fair, down to earth, strong character, calm, optimistic, selfless, congenial, indefatigable – I had to look that one up – hard working, professional, positive, communicator, seasoned administrator, great human being, team player, consensus builder.”