The City of Wheeling, West Virginia


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Authority and Duties

Under the Manager-Mayor plan, the City Manager is the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the City.

The powers and duties of the City Manager include:

  • Implementating policy decisions made by Council. 
  • Talking to/recommending to Council, in the proper case, all necessary action to protect the best interest and promote the welfare of the City. 
  • Preparing and submitting a recommended budget to Council. 
  • Advising Council of the financial condition and future needs of the City. 
  • Preparing and submitting the annual report to Council that outlines the City’s activities of the fiscal year. 
  • Exercising general supervision over all City departments through the designated department heads. 
  • Appointing, removing, suspending, and/or disciplining officers and employees in the administrative service of the City. 

The following types of requests must be reviewed and authorized by the City Manager:

  • Solicitation of Funds
  • Public Assemblage (parades, processions, etc.) 
  • Street, Sidewalk, or Public Way Closings - Download Use of Right-of-Way Application (PDF)
  • FY Budget Schedule
  • City Manager’s FY Budget Discussion Points 
  • FY Levy Estimate - Official Budget Document 
From the region’s largest trail system, to national schools of excellence, to a reorganized municipal government, the City of Wheeling offers a dynamic environment for you, your family and your business. There are many features that are unique to this area and we are proud of them! Our businesses enjoy the business climate as well with our advanced, motivated work force. The work force also enjoys being active in our various professional organizations. The area boasts year-round entertainment, leisure, sports, music, festivals, dining, shopping, and much more.

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