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Mayor’s Statement on Rob Barbor, City Horticulturist

Rob Barbor, outgoing City Horticulturist, pictured far right with the 2018 City horticulture crew.

MAYOR’S STATEMENT– July 18, 2019

Earlier this week, I received Rob Barbor’s resignation letter, & a bit later in our meeting, we’ll formally accept it, & review a job description & advertisement to start the replacement process of our City horticulturist.  We won’t replace Rob, but we’ll end up hiring another talented contributor to our excellent staff. During the past 25 plus years, Buckhannon has become known throughout West Virginia for our flowers & landscaping. Every year we all wait to see what Rob will add next, but before Rob, we had Donnie Tenney, & before Donnie there was Bob Braine.  Buckhannon remains committed to being the City of flowers & we will earnestly seek to maintain the high quality of our ever-expanding horticulture program.

We are sad to lose Rob, but we are happy that he’ll be staying in our area with his new job & he will continue to be a contributor & available to consult with us about forthcoming projects.  Just today, Rob & his crew were working on new landscaping along the Route 20 North entrance to Buckhannon. Rob has told us very clearly that he wants our programs that he’s taken to the next level, to continue to grow & succeed.  We wish Rob & his wife & two little ones only the very best that life has to offer, & hope his new position turns out to be everything he hopes it will be. All will continue to be well in Buckhannon with all things landscaping, we assure you. 

Thanks, Rob!   

David W. McCauley,

Mayor of Buckhannon