1972 Graduate Named First Female President of WV Municipal League

Ann Wilson Worley, a 1972 graduate of Potomac State College, was recently inducted as President of the West Virginia Municipal League (WVML) during its annual conference in Bridgeport, W.Va. 

Ann Wilson Worley
Ann Wilson Worley

Worley is the first female, non-mayor League president ever elected and will serve a one-year term in this position.  “The central purpose of the WVML is to advance the interests and welfare of the people residing in the cities, towns and villages of the state,” said Worley.

A resident of Beckley, W.Va., Worley was appointed to the Beckley Common Council in August of 2004 to represent Ward II.  She was re-elected in both 2006 and 2011.  

Worley also serves as a member of the Planning Commission and has served as Chairwoman of the Steering Committee, which was responsible for developing and adopting Beckley's Comprehensive Plan.

While attending Potomac State as a theater major, Worley participated in many activities. She was a member of the Catamount cheerleading squad, the Sigma Iota Chi Sorority, Delta Psi Omega, and the Potomac State Players. She served on the Women’s Residence Association and also represented the College at the 1972 Alpine Festival in Tucker County, W.Va. “I absolutely loved my time at Potomac State and would not trade my time there for anything,” stated Worley.