About Us

Our History

Fairfield Community Development Corporation

In 2019, the Fairfield CDC was formed to focus on five key areas of improvement for the Fairfield Area:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Jobs & Economic Development
  • Safety

The Fairfield Community Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) consisting of stakeholders from the Fairfield neighborhood, Marshall University, the City of Huntington, the Mountain Health Network, and the Huntington Housing Authority.

The Fairfield CDC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of leaders from partner entities, and Fairfield community members.

The Fairfield Community Development Corporation is funded by Foundation for the Tri-State.  

The organization hired it’s first Executive Director RaShad Sanders in November of 2020. 

Leadership

Board of Directors/Members List

  • RaShad Sanders
    Executive Director
  • Ms. Maria Hill – Board Chair
    Director
    A.D. Lewis Community Center
  • Rev. Charles Shaw – Vice Chair
    President
    Huntington Black Pastors Association
  • Dr. Gayle Brazeau – Board Secretary
    Dean
    Marshall University School of Pharmacy
  • J. L. Brydie – Board Treasurer
    Attorney
    Nelson-Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • Steve Williams
    Mayor
    City of Huntington
  • Brad D. Smith
    President
    Marshall University
  • Mrs. Mary Whitten Wiseman
    President
    Foundation for the Tri-State
  • Duron Jackson
    Director
    Phil Cline Center of YMCA – Huntington
  • Dr. Kelli Johnson
    Associate University Librarian – Drinko Library at Marshall University
  • Mrs. Teresa Johnson
    City Council Member District 5
  • Ms. Lisa Martin
    Director
    Student Conduct, Marshall University
  • Matthew Plante
    Music Teacher
    Local Activist
  • Larry Ellis
    Director of Development
    Huntington Housing Authority
  • David Harris
    President 
    Carter G. Woodson Foundation
  • Tim Martin
    COO
    Cabell Huntington Hospital
  • Charles Meyers, Jr.
    Civil Engineer
    Geiger Brothers, Inc.
  • Sandra Clements
    Community Leader

  • Rev. Reginald Hill Retired Pastor Community Leader
  • Rashad Sanders
    Executive Director

Our Partners

Mountain Health Network Logo
Huntington Housing Authority Logo

Our Purpose

Fairfield CDC’s purpose is to enhance the physical, economic and social aspects of life for all residents of the Fairfield community that live and work there. This vision includes restoring the creation and maintenance of affordable housing and commercial real estate, education of residents, promotion of healthy lifestyles and increasing the economic wealth of residents regardless of ability to pay, ethnicity, race, gender, age and/or sexual orientation in the neighborhood of Fairfield in Huntington, West Virginia.

In 2019, FCDC was formed to focus on five key areas of improvement for the Fairfield Area:

Fairfield Community Development Corporation

1450 A.D. Lewis Avenue
Huntington, West Virginia 25701
Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fairfield Community Development Corporation

1450 A.D. Lewis Avenue
Huntington, West Virginia 25701
Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fairfield Community Development Corporation (FCDC) is a 501(c)(3) consisting of stakeholders from the Fairfield Community.