Pikeville residents “Speak Up” during community meeting

Henry Ford once said, “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Community members and officials gathered at the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Tuesday to discuss various topics regarding the future of Pikeville. City Commissioner Steve Hartsock states, “..tell us the good things, the bad things. We want to hear it all and just get an idea of what they want because after all, it’s their city. We are just here to work for them.” According to Pikeville’s Executive Director of Economic Development Jill Fraley-Dotson, these meetings are held as a part of their 5-year comprehensive plan. Dotson says that it’s a community meeting where residents and stakeholders can share their concerns, opinions, and ideas.