PARKERSBURG - Ashley Way has been named executive director of the Wood County Family Resource Network.
The network is a community organization charged with service coordination, needs and resource assessment, planning, community mobilization and evaluation and has met the FRN criteria established by the state Legislature.
The FRN does not provide direct service, but assists in improving services by reducing duplication, promoting prevention, streamlining service delivery, and serving as a clearinghouse for information.
"We felt that Ashley was the best choice for moving the Wood County FRN forward as an organization," said Sarah Holt, Wood County FRN Board president. "We look forward to working closely with the community on important issues. Ashley has jumped right in, and is doing a great job. We are excited about the future of the FRN."
"My initial focus is to bring awareness to the FRN and educate individuals on our role in the community," said Way.
"Having eight years of experience in community work assessing, planning and executing resources and services, I'm comfortable jumping into the duties of this office and I'm excited to start working alongside both familiar and unfamiliar faces in the community," said Way. "A majority of counties in West Virginia have FRNs, but I feel privileged to be representing Wood County. We have so many valuable resources and unique services that support real needs in this community that I'm anxious to start assisting in those efforts in any way I can."