Executive Committee

Requirements of Executive Committee Leadership

The Executive Committee shall:

(a) manage the affairs of the Chapter;

(b) report to the membership upon all business which is considered or acted upon between Chapter meetings;

(c) put into effect the votes of the Chapter; and

(d) adopt the annual budget or authorize special expenditure of funds when necessary without incurring liabilities exceeding normally expected revenue; and perform such other functions as are delegated herein or by the members of the Chapter.

Additionally these positions require:

  • A two year term starting January 1, 2025
  • Attendance at the monthly EC virtual meetings
  • Attendance at at least one Committee meeting
  • Coordination with partners such as the WVU Land Use Law Clinic, Brownfields Center, Municipal League Counties, and more

2023 Leadership


Breanna Shell

Ms. Shell is currently the Director of Planning for the City of Huntington, WV.

Vice President

Rickie Yeager

Mr. Yeager is currently the Director of Development Services for the City of Morgantown, WV.


Shae Strait

Mr. Strait is currently the Director of Planning and Development for the City of Fairmont, WV.

Board Member - Local Government

Melissa Scott

Ms. Scott is currently the County Planner/Floodplain Manager for Hardy County, WV.

Board Member - At Large

Cassidy Riley

Ms. Riley is currently the Director of Project Management for the Kanawha County Commission.

Below are other important staff members for APA WV.

WV Home Rule Board Representative

Dan Vriendt

Mr. Vriendt is currently the Director of Planning for the City of Charleston, WV.


Patricia Booth, AICP

Ms. Booth is currently the County Planner for the Monongalia County Planning Commission.

APA Policy Guide Delegate

Natalie Hamilton

Ms. Hamilton is currently the Community Development/Grants Administrator for the Bel-O-Mar Regional Council in Wheeling, WV.

MSLUA Conference Representative

Katie See, AICP

Ms. See is currently the Assistant Director for the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (NBAC).