Margaret Mary Layne
CEO Layne Consulting, LLC – providing nonprofit, economic development and governmental consulting services
Five Words About Me:
Avid Reader, Gourmet Cook, Tree Lover, Virgo Vegetarian
One Surprising Skill:
I was born knowing how to cook
Margaret Mary Layne specializes in consulting in the community revitalization, nonprofit stability and governmental arenas with over 40 years’ experience in the legal, economic development, governmental and art museum fields. She is the founding Chair of her local arts council and serves by appointment of the Governor on the WV Commission on the Arts. She serves on boards of many foundations and nonprofits and has received The Herald-Dispatch Citizen of the Year award, the Marshall University Martin Luther King Living the Legacy Award and the WV Governor’s Art Award for her service to the field of the arts. She is also designated a WV Wonder Woman by WV Living Magazine.
I was City Manager for Huntington, WV, and oversaw the entire project of competing and winning the America’s Best Community competition grand prize of $3,000,000. The main projects of our winning revitalization plan focused on 3 distressed neighborhoods and set forth steps to revitalize those areas using creative placemaking as one of the tools.
Empowering and giving a voice to those individuals who have been disenfranchised and feel powerless in our country is one of the highest callings I have ever had to answer.Margaret mary layne