HANCOCK -- The Town of Hancock, which has lost three major employers in the past 15 years, has hired a part-time marketing director who hopes to help revitalize the town.
T.R. Weaver Sr., who has a lead-based paint testing business at 920 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown, said his job will involve economic development and promoting the town.
"I'm trying to get together with as many key people in Hancock as possible to get their feel for what's needed," Weaver said. "I want to help create something that will be desirable and will be welcomed by the town."
Weaver's hiring was prompted by a recommendation by the town's Community Revitalization Committee.
"In times like this, you need to expand economic development instead of retreating," said David Smith, Hancock town manager and a member of the revitalization committee. "We felt it was a pertinent use of tax dollars to do this."