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Giovinazzo Is Candidate for Conservation District Supervisor

By Staff | Apr 4, 2018


Holly Morgan Giovinazzo is a candidate for the Upper Ohio Conservation District Supervisor of Wetzel County. The West Virginia Conservation Agency’s sole mission is to “promote and provide for the protection and conservation of West Virginia’s soil, land, water and related resources in conjunction with the health, safety and general welfare of the state’s citizens.” They do this by offering programs for landowners and the education of the public, and by sponsoring Envirothon and Conservation Camp for students.

Holly is the daughter of Jake and Sylvia Morgan of New Martinsville, and the granddaughter of Stan and Hilda Smith of Wileyville. She has two delightfully inquisitive children, Lily and Jonas, who work hard to keep her on her toes with their wild imaginations and love for the outdoors.

She is a 2005 graduate of Magnolia High School and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from West Virginia University at Parkersburg. After college, she was employed at Certainteed Gypsum WV and Rain CII Carbon, before taking a hiatus to focus on her children and becoming a stay-at-home mom.

Holly is currently the manager for the Wetzel County Farmers Market, where she spearheaded the beautification of the fence by the market and worked alongside market vendors to help double the customer attendance in 2017.The WCFM also have several pop-up markets at New Martinsville School, Paden City Elementary and Shortline Elementary which added an educational component to the farmers market set-up. She is also the FARMacy manager, a new healthcare program soon expanding into Wetzel County, where medical professionals issue a prescription for locally grown produce as a medicine for improving their health.

Holly is the secretary of the board for the Wetzel County Convention and Visitors Bureau, where she contributes to the planning of the Back Home Appalachian Arts and Music Festival, along with numerous other smaller events for the Wetzel County Museum. She is part of a group working on the revitalization of downtown, and believes wholeheartedly in the works being done to breathe new life into Wetzel County

Holly states her reason for running as, “I’ve always had a love for agriculture and with my involvement in the local food movement it makes sense for me to take a role in the community that puts me in a position to help landowners and educate young people. I would really appreciate your vote on May 8th.”