Boards & Commissions

Citizen volunteers who serve on the city’s various boards and commissions play a vital role in city governance by helping to shape city policies and guide city operations. For more information about a particular board or commission (or to find out if there are any openings), please call the city clerk: 304-636-1414, ext. 1211. You may also submit an application to be kept on file at the City Clerk’s office. Should an opening for which you have indicated interest arise, you will be contacted.

City authorities, boards and commissions:

  • Airport Authority (city appoints two members)
  • Board of Appeals – IPMC (meets in response to building code citation appeals)
  • Elkins-Randolph County Public Library Board (city appoints three members)
  • Enforcement Agency (considers violations of health and safety codes)
  • Board of Zoning Appeals (meets in response to requests for exceptions to the city’s zoning code)
  • Historic Landmarks Commission
  • Housing Authority of the City of Elkins (manage Gateway Apartments)
  • Parks and Recreation Commission (operates city parks)
  • Planning Commission (in charge of planning and zoning)
  • Sanitary Board (oversees city’s sewer system)
  • Tree Board (advisory board concerning trees in city)
  • Fireman’s Civil Service Commission
  • Police Civil Service Commission
  • Fire Service Fee Appeals Board
  • Randolph County Board of Health (city appoints two members)


Elkins City Clerk
Jessica R. Sutton
Phone: (304) 636-1414, ext. 1211
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241