City Council & Committees

Mailing Address:
501 Virginia Street, E.
Charleston, WV 25301

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Charleston City Council

Charleston City Council represents the interests of their constituents by responding to inquiries, suggestions and complaints regarding City programs and services. They govern through legislative, administrative, and financial powers and have the ability to levy taxes, enact resolutions, and exercise budgetary and policy control over city departments.

The 27 Council Members are elected by ward for four-year terms with 21 members representing various wards as determined by ward boundaries and 6 At-Large members serving the entire City. Council has both Majority and Minority Leaders, who are selected by their respective parties during party caucuses. The President Pro-Tempore is elected by the entire City Council.

Charleston City Council meets on the First and Third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. and may hold additional meetings and all are open to the public. Meetings are published on this website along with agendas.

Standing committees include Finance, Planning, Parks and Recreation, Streets and Traffic, Environmental and Recycling, Urban Renewal, Public Safety, Ordinances and Rules, Council Committee on City Employees, Civil Service Procedures and the Cemetery Committee.

To request City Council or Committee meeting schedules, wards or any related information, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (304) 348-8179.

Council Members

Ward Council Person Committee(s) Contact Information
1

Bobby Haas (D)

  • Environment & Recycling
  • Planning
  • Streets & Traffic

1586 Sugar Creek Dr.
Charleston, WV 25312
H: (304) 345-2236
bobbyhaas1586@yahoo.com

2

William Kirk (R)

  • Environment & Recycling
  • Facilities
  • Public Safety

1779 Craze Drive
Charleston, WV 25312
H: (304) 343-4020
jubi10@suddenlink.net

3

Joe Deneault (D)

  • Finance
  • Ordinance & Rules
  • Streets & Traffic, Chair

1502 Grandview Drive
Charleston, WV 25302
H: (304) 343-3636
JDeneault@gmail.com

4

Rev. James Ealy (D)

  • Ordinance & Rules
  • Public Safety
  • Urban Renewal

1402 First Avenue
Charleston, WV 25312
H: (304) 343-6360
O: (304) 343-5240
F: (304) 343-5250
jamesealy@hotmail.com

5

Mike Nichols (D)

  • Facilities
  • Environment & Recycling
  • Streets & Traffic

316 Grove Ave
Charleston, WV 25302
H: (304) 346-0014
Mike.nichols@cityofcharleston.org

6

Edward Talkington (D)

  • Environment & Recycling, Chair
  • Facilities
  • Finance

612 Hall Street
Charleston, WV 25302
H: (304) 342-4020
O: (304) 558-2261 x. 3114
ed.talkington@cityofcharleston.org

7

 Adam Knauff (R)
 

  • Parks & Recreation
  • Planning, Vice-Chair
  • Urban Renewal

1607 Woodbine Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302
C: (304) 741-0781
adamknauff@hotmail.com

8

Bob White (D)

  • Ordinance & Rules
  • Public Safety, Chair
  • Streets & Traffic

2014 Preston Street
Charleston, WV 25302
H: (304) 344-1958
bobwhite1@suddenlink.net

9

Cubert Smith (I)

  • Environment & Recycling
  • Streets & Traffic
  • Urban Renewal

907 Scenic Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
H: (304) 342-1335
cuberts@yahoo.com

10

Robert Sheets (D)

  • Environment & Recycling
  • Public Safety
  • Urban Renewal

1517 Jackson Street
Charleston, WV 25311
H: (304) 346-1319
robertesheets@aol.com

11

Mary Beth Hoover (D)

  • Streets & Traffic
  • Urban Renewal
  • Planning

28A Ruffner Avenue
Charleston, WV 25311
C: (304) 543-4082
hoovermb74@hotmail.com

12

Shannon Snodgrass (D)

  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Safety
  • Urban Renewal

501 Virginia St. East
Charleston, WV 25301
W: (304) 545-2032
snodgrassshannon@aol.com

13

Susie Kortz Salisbury (R)

  • Parks & Recreation, Chair
  • Finance
  • Urban Renewal

906 Gordon Drive
Charleston, WV 25303
H: (304) 744-4038
ssalisbury@charlestonareaalliance.org

14

Jack E. Harrison (D)

  • Finance, Vice-Chair
  • Ordinance & Rules, Chair
  • Planning

1116 Shamrock Road
Charleston, WV 25314
H: (304) 345-1177
O: (304) 346-7000
F: (304) 344-9692
jeh@goodwingoodwin.com

15

Courtney Persinger (R)

  • Ordinance & Rules
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Planning

1005 Oakmont Rd.
Charleston, WV 25314
W: (304) 553-1335
H: (304) 344-1265
courtney.persinger@jarrett-construction.com

16

Samuel Minardi (D)

  • Environment & Recycling
  • Facilities
  • Streets & Traffic

1526 Bedford Rd.
Charleston, WV 25314
H: (304) 342-4685
W: (304) 343-4045
sam.minardi@gmail.com

17

Bobby Reishman (R)

  • Facilities, Chair
  • Finance, Chair
  • Public Safety

1409 Somerlayton Drive
Charleston, WV 25314
O: (304) 346-4643
F: (304) 352-5118
robert@reishman.com

18

John H. Miller, Jr. (R)

  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Safety
  • Finance

3508 Virginia Avenue
Charleston, WV  25304
H: (304) 925-6486
C: (304) 545-7428
Jhmiller7@yahoo.com

19

Rick Burka (R)

  • Streets and Traffic
  • Ordinance & Rules, Vice-Chair
  • Facilities

6534 Roosevelt Ave., SE
Charleston, WV 25304
H: (304) 925-3548
O: (304) 925-1147
F: (304) 925-1155
rburka@frontier.com

20

Brent Burton (R)

  • Planning
  • Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation

340 MacCorkle Ave,
Charleston, WV  25314
H: (304) 541-0991
W: (304) 345-8000 x151
brent@ciswv.com

21

Mike Clowser (D)

  • Environment & Recycling, Vice-Chair
  • Ordinance & Rules
  • Urban Renewal

42 Quarry Ridge
Charleston, WV 25304
H: (304) 345-0066
O: (304) 342-1166
F: (304) 342-1074
mclowser@cawv.org

At-Large

Mary Jean Davis (D)

  • Finance
  • Planning, Chair
  • Public Safety

1527 Dogwood Road
Charleston,WV 25314
H: (304)-342-8303
C: (304)-546-5902
maryjean_davis@yahoo.com

At-Large

Tom Lane (R)

  • Facilities, Vice-Chair
  • Finance
  • Ordinance & Rules

600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
H: (304) 346-4478
O: (304) 347-1111
F: (304) 343-2867
tlane@bowlesrice.com

At-Large

Andy Richardson(D)

  • Parks Recreation
  • Planning
  • Facilities

445 Kessinger Rd.
Charleston, WV 25314
H: (304) 343-1530
W:(304) 556-1102
anr57@aol.com

At-Large

Chris Dodrill (R)

  • Planning
  • Ordinance & Rules
  • Public Safety, Vice-Chair

501 Virginia Street E.
Charleston, WV 25338
W: (304) 250-9295
chrisdodrillwv@gmail.com

At-Large

Jerry L. Ware (D)

  • Finance
  • Parks & Recreation, Vice Chair
  • Urban Renewal, Vice-Chair

702 Gordon Drive
Charleston, WV 25303
H: (304) 345-6319
C: (304) 421-1946
F: (304) 353-6332
wareatlarge@suddenlink.net

At-Large

Kasey Russell (D)

  • Environment & Recycling
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Streets & Traffic, Vice-Chair

134 Whispering Woods Rd. Charleston, WV 25304
H: (304) 542-1994
russell.kasey@gmail.com

Council Wards