Mayor & City Council

Last modified on June 1st, 2022 at 03:02 pm

On November 19, 2020, Elkins council adopted a new city charter via the ordinance process authorized by W.Va. Code § 8-4-8. Learn more here about what changes were made and what the next steps are.

The City of Elkins is chartered under a weak mayor/strong council system of government. This means that the mayor has only limited powers, while the council exercises ultimate corporate authority over the city government. The mayor and city council work closely with the city clerk, who also serves as mayor during brief absences or the temporary incapacity of the elected mayor. Among other responsibilities, the city clerk serves as liaison between council and the public. Please follow the links below to learn more about each of these offices.

Office of the Mayor
Elkins Common Council
Office of the City Clerk

To access Elkins City Code (i.e., city laws), click here.


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