Richard Cobb is an advocate for Cabell County's neighborhoods. He is the chairperson of the Huntington Human Relations Commission, a member of the executive committee of the Cabell-Huntington Chapter of the NAACP and a past citizen member of the Herald-Dispatch Editorial Board. He founded Adopt YOUR Block - Be a Litter-Gitter, a litter abatement group that now numbers more than 1,400 community volunteers. In 2006, Richard was a recipient of the national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service.
Each resident of Huntington and Cabell County, who has joined the mission to make the area clean and green, has pledged to keep just the block on which they live free and clear of cigarette butts and litter. They focus on eliminating litter - one block at a time. To date, the volunteers have removed over 250-tons of litter from their streets. Plans include an advertising and educational campaign that will focus on changing the attitude and behavior of individuals who senselessly litter the area and state.
The group is now participating in the collaborative effort of the Create Huntington organization and are proud to be a part of this creative force of community political and business leaders, business, civic and fraternal organizations, along with private citizens. For more information, check out Richard's "Neighborhood Issues in Huntington and Cabell County" blog at https://media.herald-dispatch.com/blog/cobb/.