Steve Williams

Huntington, West Virginia

Steve Williams was elected as Huntington’s 47th mayor on Nov. 6, 2012. Since taking office, he has utilized his diverse background in economic development, finance, state government and local governments to shepherd a renaissance in Huntington that has not been seen in decades.

Huntington has also gained national recognition for the establishment of the Mayor’s Office of Drug Control Policy. The Office has formed several partnerships in developing a harm reduction program and has focused on reducing drug trafficking and related crime while promoting prevention and treatment options. In March 2016, Williams was named to a joint task force of the National League of Cities and National Association of Counties to address the opioid epidemic.

He began serving as the city’s director of economic development in 1984 and, later that same year, he was named the youngest city manager in Huntington’s history. He served as city manager until Huntington switched to a strong mayor form of government in 1985.

Williams also represented Cabell and Wayne counties in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1987 to 1994 where he spent much of his time working to reform the higher education and medical education systems in West Virginia.

In 2008 he was elected as an at-large Huntington city councilman. He fulfilled his four-year term and served as the governing body’s Finance Committee chairman before he was elected mayor. He was named as the 2015-2016 Mayor of the Year by the West Virginia Municipal League.

Steve Williams will be speaking at:

Operation Prevention – Educating Youth on the Dangers of Opioid Misuse

- 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM ,

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