Parkersburg Community Leader Appointed to State Board

December 21, 2000

Barbara N. Fish, active in community service in the Parkersburg area and at the state level, was appointed to the West Virginia Board of Education last week by Gov. Cecil H. Underwood. She was appointed to replace Jim McKnight, whose term expired November 4. Mrs. Fish will serve until November 4, 2009.  

A former teacher, Mrs. Fish has been a member of the West Virginia Commission for National and Community Service since 1996 and the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation Board of Governors since 1995. She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home since 1992, the Daughters of the American Revolution since 1973 and the Junior League of Parkersburg since 1982. Mrs. Fish has held numerous leadership positions with these organizations, in addition to serving as chairman of the Parkersburg High School Local School Improvement Council and as a member of the Jackson Junior High School Strategic Planning Committee.  

“We are very pleased that Mrs. Fish has been named to the State Board,” said State Superintendent Dr. David Stewart. “She has been extremely active in community service and volunteerism in Parkersburg and at the state level.”  

The West Virginia Board of Education consists of nine voting members appointed by the Governor, with consent of the Senate, for overlapping nine-year terms. Mrs. Fish will take the oath of office at the next meeting of the State Board on January 11 in Charleston.

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