“What I appreciate the most is that I can see the impact we have. When you drive down the streets of our neighborhoods, you can count the number of families that have safe homes because of our programming and services.”

Kayleigh is the Executive Director of Fairmont Community Development Partnership. She manages and oversees all programs, projects, and operations. Kayleigh also works with our Board of Directors to evaluate the needs of our service areas, create our strategic plan for the future, and ensure that the work we do is having a positive impact on the community.

Kayleigh has found that “nothing compares to the feeling of knowing that our work is making a difference.” She is “especially grateful that the work we’re doing has such an impact on our local community.” The thing she enjoys most about her job is “our community! We have an incredible staff and Board of Directors that are full of service-oriented individuals that are passionate about community development and making Fairmont even better.”

Kayleigh grew up in Morgantown and attended WVU where she studied Landscape Architecture. After college, she lived in North Carolina for a few years, but she always knew she would end up back in WV. Kayleigh worked for the city of Shinnston before FCDP. She feels “Fairmont is such a special place because of the people that make up our community. The friendly city is made up of people that love this place and are passionate about consistent improvements and honoring its heritage all at the same time.”

Kayleigh recently ran her first marathon and loves to run, though it may be some time before her next marathon. She is a huge Gilmore Girls fan. She gets super excited about escape rooms and puzzles in general. She spends most of her free time going on family adventures with her husband and two kids.

Her favorite quote is, “Never lose your childish enthusiasm and things will come your way.” She loves this quote because “I think it’s a great reminder to have fun and enjoy the journey.”