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Coalfield Development Board Member

Meet Ric MacDowell

Ric MacDowell, who now lives in Charleston, spent 45 years in a very rural part of Lincoln County working as a public-school teacher, WVU County Extension Agent, director of a ten-year alternative wastewater project for low income families, and a photographer. All his work and volunteer activities centered on advocacy and support for vulnerable populations. In Charleston, Ric tutors elementary students, works on progressive political actions, and uses his photography to inspire, motivate, and encourage people to see a more interconnected world.