FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City Ambassador Program Begins Next Week
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Beginning next Wednesday, April 27, the City of Morgantown will kick off its City Ambassador Program. The ambassadors will provide a variety of services to Morgantown residents, visitors and businesses in the downtown and riverfront areas.
“These programs are meant to help compliment city services and create a welcoming, vibrant, and healthy community for our downtown and riverfront area,” said Special Projects Coordinator, Vanessa Reaves.
The City Ambassadors will help and offer information about tourism and downtown businesses and they will provide services such as litter cleanups, beautification projects and safety escorts. Ambassadors will be out on the streets Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
"It's important to note that the City Ambassadors are not first responders. They will have basic training in mental health awareness to help them identify situations where the police need to be called versus situations where social services need to be called," said Reaves.
They will wear uniforms so that they are easily identifiable. Signs will be placed around the downtown and riverfront areas with information about the program, the phone number to contact the City Ambassadors and a QR code for tourism information through Visit Mountaineer Country Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Funds have been allocated from the city’s American Rescue Plan Act for this one-year pilot program. The ambassadors first day working will be April 27.
Meet your City Ambassadors: