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 26 Council Members are elected by ward for four-year terms with 20 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

Bernard Slater (D)

  • Environment & Recycling
  • Ordinance and Rules
  • Parks and Recreation

1801 7th Ave.
Charleston, WV 25387
H: (304) 421-1662
brutusjr@gmail.com

2

Bobby Haas (D)

  • Environment & Recycling
  • Planning
  • Streets & Traffic

1586 Sugar Creek Dr.
Charleston, WV 25312
H: (304) 345-2236
C: (304) 410-6577
bobbyhaas1586@yahoo.com

3

Chuck Overstreet (D)

  • Public Safety
  • Environmental and Recycling
  • Streets & Traffic

934 Matthews Ave.
Charleston, WV 25302
H: (304) 346-9417
covers6053@aol.com

4

Rev. James Ealy (D)

  • Ordinance & Rules
  • Finance
  • Public Safety, Vice Chair

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

5

Jeanine Faegre (D)

  • Facilities
  • Urban Renewal
  • Streets & Traffic

1105 Highland Rd.
Charleston, WV 25302
H: (304) 342-2218
C: (304) 545-8018
jfaegre@hotmail.com

6

Edward Talkington (D)

  • Environment & Recycling, Chair
  • Facilities
  • Finance

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

7

  Archie Chestnut (D)
 

  • Parks & Recreation
  • Facilities
  • Streets and Traffic

P.O. Box 746br /> Charleston, WV 25323
H: (304) 345-2724
archiechestnut@frontier

8

Cubert Smith (I)

  • Environment & Recycling
  • Streets & Traffic
  • Urban Renewal

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

9

Mary Beth Hoover (D)

  • Streets & Traffic, Chair
  • Planning
  • Ordinance and Rules

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

10

Keeley Steele (D)

  • Environmental and Recycling
  • Public Safety
  • Urban Renewal

1600 Washington St. E
Charleston, WV 25311
W: 437-3622
keeleysteele@gmail.com

11

Shannon Snodgrass (D)

  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Safety
  • Streets and Traffic

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

12

Susie Kortz Salisbury (R)

  • Parks & Recreation, Chair
  • Planning
  • Urban Renewal

906 Gordon Drive
Charleston, WV 25303
H: (304) 744-4038
susiesalis@aol.com

13

Brent Burton (R)

  • Finance
  • Public Safety, Chair
  • Parks & Recreation

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

14

Courtney Persinger (R)

  • Ordinance & Rules
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Planning

1012 Glen Rd.
Charleston, WV 25314
W: (304) 545-1856
H: (304) 344-1265
courtney.c.persinger@gmail.com

15

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

16

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

17

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

18

Rick Burka (R)

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

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

19

Jack E. Harrison (D)

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

1116 Shamrock Road
Charleston, WV 25314
H: (304) 345-1177
C: (304) 545-1530
F: (304) 344-9692
jeh@goodwingoodwin.com

20

Mike Clowser (D)

  • Environment & Recycling, Vice Chair
  • Ordinance & Rules
  • Facilities

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

P.O. Box 1386
Charleston, WV 25325
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
anr57@aol.com

At-Large

Becky Ceperley (D)

  • Planning
  • Ordinance & Rules
  • Urban Renewal, Vice Chair

1524 Stonehenge Rd.
Charleston, WV 25314
H: (304) 343-2353
ceperleyb@gmail.com

At-Large

Jerry L. Ware (D)

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

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

At-Large

Karan Ireland (D)

  • Environment & Recycling
  • Public Safety
  • Finance

715 Helen Ave.
Charleston, WV 25302
H: N/A
karan.ireland@gmail.com