Meet Our Staff and Board


  • Wayne Smith, President
  • Al Tomson - Vice President
  • Roscoe Beall – Treasurer
  • Sandra Frank - Secretary
  • Patrick Darlington  County Commissioner
  • Dan Dilly
  • Titus Helmick
  • JR Helmick
  • Bruce Kolsun
  • Ben Nelson
  • Brandon Wilfong
  • Cory Chase

Steve Leyh, Executive Director

Steve Leyh is an entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience as a business leader.

In November 2017, he was selected as executive director of the Tucker County Development Authority. The authority works to promote economic development while embracing the heritage of the community.

Before arriving in Tucker County, Leyh served on and would later lead the Downtown Development Commission in Cumberland, Maryland as executive director. He simultaneously worked as promotions director for the Canal Place Preservation & Development Authority believing that collaboration between the two organizations was a key to success. He was an active member and served as chair of the Canal Towns Partnership, an economic and community development initiative for communities along the C&O Canal National Historical Park.

Previously, Leyh founded Away Media, a digital design and marketing company where he strategically increased sales for hundreds of businesses. As a teen, he founded Weekend Adventures Magazine – a destination marketing company focused on the mountains of Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Under his leadership, Weekend Adventures Magazine would grow in sales and readership and eventually win back-to-back West Virginia tourism awards.

He is an Eagle Scout, a graduate of Leadership Allegany, and a graduate of Boys State at the United States Naval Academy.  He serves on the board of the Tucker County Convention and Visitors Bureau, An advisory board member for the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, a member of the West Virginia Economic Development Council, West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone and Tucker County Chamber of Commerce.


2017 Development Authority Meeting Schedule:

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6 PM

2018 Development Authority Meeting Schedule:

The Tucker County Development Authority usually meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 PM. Our meetings are open to the public.

Agendas are posted in the Tucker County Development Authority offices and on this website on the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting.  Meeting minutes are posted on this website after they have been approved by the Development Authority.

Location of meetings:
All meetings are held in the Clower Run Conference Room in the National Youth Science Foundation Building, 494 Riverstone Road in Davis, WV 26260.

If you have questions, need directions, or assistance please call our office at 304-614-8839.

The meeting schedule for the upcoming year is as follows:

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6 PM
Thursday, February 8, 2018 -  6 PM
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6 PM
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6 PM
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6 PM
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 6 PM
Thursday, August 9, 2018 -  6 PM
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 4 PM - Industrial Park Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6 PM
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6 PM
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6 PM
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6 PM