We want to thank the residents of the Greater Ripley area for pulling together and displaying to the rest of America what life is like in America’s very best community, Ripley, West Virginia.
We were greatly disappointed to learn that our community was not a semi-finalist in the America’s Best Community Contest. According to the contest rules and instructions, we could not have done more.
We cannot say “thank you” enough to the hundreds who came to our meetings, volunteered countless hours and helped advance the cause of “Ripley Believes.”
No community received such strong public support as we enjoyed. We congratulate the 15 semi-finalists in the contest. We will persevere and continue to explore new options for enhancing broadband services and revitalizing the economy in Ripley and Jackson County.
Mayor Carolyn Rader
Greater Ripley Economic Development Team