City Council

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers - City Hall, 70 East Main Street
Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201

Most of the municipalities in West Virginia, including Buckhannon, use the mayor-council plan of government. It features an elected city council, city recorder, and mayor as specified in the charter. Under this plan the mayor is a member of the city council and does not have the authority to veto city ordinances adopted by the city council, and has relatively little authority over the preparation of the city budget. The only organizational advantage the mayor has over the other council members rests in their leadership skills and their position as they preside over most meetings and boards.

West Virginia Politics and Government - Brisbin, et al.


Organization of City Government