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Patrick Kirby

Director, Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center

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Phone: 304-293-6984

  • Brownfields Redevelopment Projects
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Grant Writing

Patrick Kirby, MA, serves as director of the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center. He is responsible for identifying and developing brownfields projects in the 33 northern counties of West Virginia. Kirby previously worked as a program manager and environmental technician for an environmental consulting firm. He holds a BS in political and environmental science and an MS in policy analysis from Shepherd University.

Kirby had developed community-based brownfields programs which have resulted in $917,000 of Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation support over 4 years. The majority of this funding was reinvested into community brownfields projects, leveraging more than $7 million in federal, state, and private investment dollars.

Kirby serves as the state brownfields liaison with the West Virginia Development Office. In 2009, Kirby received the Governor’s Environmental Partner Award. In 2011, Kirby was recognized as one of West Virginia’s “Top 40 Under 40” by the West Virginia State Journal. Kirby co-chairs the West Virginia Brownfields Conference Planning Committee and serves as an ex-officio member of numerous local brownfields task forces throughout West Virginia.