Meet Our Staff and Board


  • Roscoe Beall – Canaan Valley
  • Dan Dilly  Rubenstein Center
  • Titus Helmick - Davis
  • JR Helmick  Tucker County High School
  • Bruce Kolsun  Parsons
  • Patrick Darlington  County Commissioner
  • Ben Nelson  MUD Ceramics
  • Sandra Frank - Davis
  • Wayne Smith  Grant County Bank
  • Al Tompson – Davis
  • Brandon Wilfong – Parsons
  • Cory Chase - Dryfork

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.

2017 Board Meeting Schedule:

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6 PM

2018 Board Meeting Schedule:

The Tucker County Development Authority usually meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 PM in our office at the Cottrill Opera House (264 East Avenue) in Thomas, West Virginia. Our meetings are open to the public.

Please note that on or about May 11, 2018 the Tucker County Development Authority will be moving our offices from Cottrill's Opera House in Thomas into the National Youth Science Foundation Building at 494 Riverstone Road, Davis, WV 26260. Our June 14 meeting and all monthly board meetings that follow will take place in the Clower Run Conference Room in the NYSF building. 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, but is subject to change:

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 - 6 PM
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6 PM
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6 PM
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6 PM