Chad believes that communities gain cultural, social and economic value through public art. And he strongly supports the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission’s mission of being a catalyst for long term, rich, inclusive arts and cultural experiences for our citizens. Chad’s vision is to one day have Wheeling known not just as “The Friendly City” but also “A City of Murals.”

As mayor, he also plans to establish a Beautification Committee made up of citizen volunteers who would be charged with developing a comprehensive plan to identify ways to beautify Wheeling.

Beautification and urban green space initiatives enhance the environment and mental health, while increasing civic pride and economic activity. From the planting of street trees, with their proven aesthetic, commercial, and environmental benefits, to controlling weeds, grass, and litter, Chad has a vision for beautification throughout Wheeling’s neighborhoods.