Sabrina Cave, assistant vice president for West Virginia University Student Affairs Communications, has been selected as the 2014 Main Street Morgantown Board Member of the Year.

Each year, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Main Street West Virginia, a program of the Community Development Division of the state’s Development Office, join with the certified Main Street communities to honor their outstanding volunteers.

Tomblin will present the award to Cave during a reception on Wednesday (June 18) at the Culture Center State Capitol Complex in Charleston.

“It is important to give back to the community in which you live, and I am honored to receive this award,” Cave said. “Volunteers are integral in helping make Morgantown a better place.

Main Street Morgantown is a “grass-roots” non-profit organization, which works primarily in the areas of historic preservation and economic development. It is dedicated to the continued revitalization of downtown Morgantown and the Historic Wharf District. Since its founding in 1984, Main Street Morgantown has been involved in the creation of 1,300 new jobs, the opening of more than 200 new businesses and more than $126 million in investments.

“Through her leadership, Sabrina began a partnership between the WVU Mountaineer Parents Club and Main Street Morgantown during Fall Family Weekend to include Arts Walk and Art is Food. To this day, both events continue to be successful and are designed to bring WVU families to our downtown,” said Main Street Morgantown executive director Terri Cutright.

Morgantown has ranked seventh among Kiplinger’s “10 Great Places to Live” for job and income growth, healthcare, cultural and outdoor activities and proximity to major cities. Morgantown is also seventh on a list of 200 of Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers by

“Sabrina is an outstanding board and executive committee member, and our partnership with WVU is strengthened by her participation and her leadership with our Organization Committee,” said George Papandreas, president of Main Street Morgantown.

Promoted to assistant vice president of Student Affairs Communications in 2011, Cave has been with WVU since 1998. She has volunteered her time with Main Street Morgantown, serving on the board of directors from 2011-14 and as an executive officer since 2013. In addition, she serves as the chair of the Main Street Morgantown organization committee. In 2004, she was named one of The Dominion Post’s 100 Most Influential People.



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