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Randy Sanders: Bio

Randy Sanders, City Recorder
Current Term: 2022 – 2026

A native of Upshur County, Randy grew up in Rock Cave and moved to Buckhannon after graduating from Buckhannon-Upshur High School with the Class of 1976.  He served on several community committees and boards including the WV Strawberry Festival.

It was his work with the local festival that cultivated an interest in the production of live events, specifically pageantry. In 1987, he moved to Pennsylvania for a full-time position in the pageant industry; a career in which he still enjoys success, owning his own production and marketing company, Sanders & Associates, Inc. He produces Miss USA and Miss Teen USA state preliminary pageants under license from the Miss Universe Organization. Nearly four years ago he sold his personal properties in Pennsylvania, moved back to his hometown and made Buckhannon, once more, his one and only place of residence.

As the City Recorder for Buckhannon, Randy also serves as a voting member of City Council and the Stockert Youth & Community Center, and as the Ex Officio Secretary for the Consolidated Public Works Board; Sanitary Board; Water Board; and the Waste Collection Board. He is also a non-voting member and recording secretary for the Animal Care and Control Commission; Fire Civil Service Commission; Historic Landmarks Commission; Housing Enforcement Board; Planning Commission; Police Civil Service Commission; Television Cable Board; and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Sanders also serves as the City Information Coordinator. In 2020, he coordinated a successful effort to bring the 2023 Would Association of Marching Show Bands World Competition to Buckhannon and currently serves as the President of the WAMSB Buckhannon Host Committee, Inc., which will produce the worldwide event July 17 – 24, 2023.