The Opioid Crisis has affected many communities across the US and in Appalachia. Despite the negative headlines Portsmouth receives, our community is leading the way in community and economic recovery.
On October 31st, the Digital Appalachian Studies Program sponsored a three-day symposium, Recovering Appalachia, at Shawnee State University. This symposium highlighted economic development and recovery throughout Appalachia and that Portsmouth is continuing to lead the way in recovery.
This symposium had a wide range of credible speakers including Lt. Governor of Ohio, John Husted who gave the opening remarks on day one.
Joining the many wonderful speakers, Attorney Jeremy Burnside, moderated and spoke at this event on the first day. Jeremy had a great time at this symposium where insightful conversations were sparked and positivity was expressed amongst the panelists and the audience.
Despite the negative stories about Portsmouth, our community has been leading the way in recovery and shifting the narrative into a more positive light. Portsmouth’s community and economic recovery has restored hope and paved the way for continued growth in our city.
Burnside Law is proud to see many wonderful initiatives happening within our community that promote change, perseverance and hope.
Burnside Law would like to thank Professor Andrew Feight for inviting Jeremy to moderate the program as well as all parties involved in making this symposium happen. We also would like to thank Jeremy Reed for the photo.