"The new board of directors for Multifest has promised to be more forthcoming with their financial information and more transparent in making sure money that is collected for the event is spent on the event," Carper said.
City and state entities make up about $35,000 of Multifest's $100,000 in sponsorship revenue, with corporations and small businesses contributing another $35,000, according to the most recent tax forms filed with the Secretary of State's Office.
Universities and other small donors make up the final portion of the funding stream, according to the tax forms.
Carper welcomes the new Multifest board to hold its meetings in the old courthouse building.
Jones said the city will continue to provide police officers, emergency medical technicians and help from other departments involved in setting up before and cleaning up after each of the three days of Multifest at the Capitol Complex.
Jones said he enjoys taking his sons to Multifest on the event's Sunday conclusion, "when it's a great reunion of old friends and people who have been involved in the fabric of our community for a long time."
Commissioner Dave Hardy also supports the event's continuation.
"The Multifest board is moving in the right direction, and I believe the event can once again be successful," Hardy said.
Reach Megan Workman at megan.work...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5113.