City Council


City council meets on the first and third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. Any changes to time and/or location of meetings will be publicly posted.

Mayor and Council Members


David Goddard:

First Ward

Howie Stamp

Aaron Kwiatkoski

Second Ward

John McCombs

Tara Patterson: 304-312-1504 or

Third Ward

Ralph Taylor

Josh Green

The City of McMechen is structured and operates under the Mayor-Council Plan specified in West Virginia Code. Chapter 8 of the West Virginia Code, particularly §8-3-2 specifies the roles and responsibilities of the Council.

The Council is elected at large or by wards, or both, by the qualified voters of the City of McMechen. The Council, along with the Mayor, are the governing body and administrative authority for the City of McMechen.

Each member also serves on numerous City committees and commissions and participates in community meetings. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions concerning your area, contact the City Council member that serves your ward.