Governor honors Main Street Morgantown director for 25 years of service

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Governor honors Main Street Morgantown director for 25 years of service

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Terri R. Cutright received recognition for 25 years of service as the executive director of Main Street Morgantown. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin presented the Distinguished Mountaineer certificate during the 2014 Main Street and ON TRAC Reception and Awards Program in Charleston.

Since Cutright took the helm in 1990, Main Street Morgantown has earned more than 75 individual, committee and project awards, making it the most decorated Main Street program in the state. The Morgantown Main Street District has had more than $75 million in reinvestments, 216 new businesses open, and 1,500 new jobs created.

The Morgantown Market Place farmers market and civic pavilion stands as an example of one of the projects on which she was active through concept, fundraising, groundbreaking and grand opening. 

The Distinguished Mountaineer award is the most recent honor Cutright has received during her career. She was named Executive Director of the Year for Main Street West Virginia in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004. She won the West Virginia Main Street Outreach Award each year from 1996 until the award was retired after 1999.

She received the Greater Morgantown Convention & Visitors Bureau “Star of the Industry Award” and was honored by International Rotary as the 1996 Four Way Test of Rotary recipient. 

In 2007, Cutright formed TRC & Associates to consult with communities in the areas of organization, economic restructuring and promotion. TRC & Associates specializes in assisting downtowns that have the presence of a college or university in the community. 

Cutright is a 1999 graduate of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Certification Institute in Professional Downtown Management and continues to be actively involved with national, state and local preservation advocacy. 

She graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in marketing. She also has completed graduate hours in personnel management from WVU. Upon graduating from college, she worked in banking for seven years as a marketing representative. Cutright began her Main Street career as the program manager in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.

Currently Cutright is continuing her studies as a student at WVU. 

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Contact: Catherine Zacchi, 304-957-3940