Mayor & City Council
For information about the 2021 Elkins Municipal Election, click here.
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 the elected mayor’s absence or inability to serve. 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.