Patrick has been the Director of the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center since 2006. Mr. Kirby earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from West Virginia University and received his B.S. degree in Political and Environmental Science from Shepherd University.
Mr. Kirby developed the FOCUS WV grant program to assist communities overcome barriers to brownfield redevelopment. He co-chairs the West Virginia Brownfields Conference Planning Committee, and sits on the Abandoned and Dilapidated Structure Steering Committee. Patrick also sits on the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania Conference Planning Committee, and serves as an ex-officio member of numerous local brownfields task forces throughout West Virginia.
In an effort to increase brownfields awareness, Mr. Kirby teaches a class on redevelopment at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WVU, and gives presentations at local meetings, state conferences and workshops, and national conferences. He is also proud to be AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps alum, as well as a former Rotary Exchange Student.