Wayne Worth was born in Manchester, Connecticut. After spending three years in foster care and one year in a group home, at age 11 Wayne was adopted by a single father in Pocahontas County. Wayne’s upbringing in Pocahontas County instilled in him his love for West Virginia and the value of service and paying it forward. Wayne would go on to graduate from Marshall University with a degree in Social Work and has made this profession his career for over 14 years.
Wayne’s involvement in both the Clarksburg Community and throughout the State of West Virginia are as follows:
- Former President of the Adamston Lions Club (2014-2019)
- Current Disaster Relief Chairman for Lions Club District 29-I.
- One of the founding board members of Clarksburg Community Action and serves as their coordinator of their weekly City-Wide “Neighborhood Watch and Litter Cleanup Program.” Since 2018, the program has rallied over 100 different volunteers, partnered with Harrison County Community Corrections, the City of Clarksburg and its Public Works and Police Departments, and several other local organizations to cleanup over 30,000 lbs of trash, and reporting around 15 drug houses.
- Former Chairman of the City of Clarksburg’s Public Safety Task Force (2019-2021).
- Founder of Neighbors in Action: Harrison County and Neighbors in Action: West Virginia, which is a volunteer door to door campaign to educate neighbors on where they can get the people they know or love who are struggling with addiction immediate help and long-term recovery.
- Creator and producer of “On the Road in West Virginia: Our 55 Counties,” which is a video series on the history of every West Virginia county, and the only one ever of its kind.
In his service to Clarksburg and the State of West Virginia, Wayne has received the following awards:
- 2019 West Virginia Volunteer Leadership Award (at the Governor’s Service Awards Ceremony).
- 2016-2017 Lions International Leadership Medal (Wayne was 1 of 4 Lions Club members, out of 4,100 Statewide to receive this medal).
- 2017 Harry Denman Award for Evangelism at the United Methodist Conference in Buckhannon.
When Wayne is not serving the community or promoting the very best of our State, you’ll find him trout fishing in our beautiful mountains, or watching Netflix Movies with his wife “Dandy” Mandy.