The City of Wheeling, West Virginia


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Centre Market Commission

Kurt Zende, Centre Market Manager
2200 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: (304) 234-3878
Fax: (304) 232-4459

Dr. Bruce Walmsley
Richard Lucas
Gary Gwynn, Jr.
Craig O’Leary
Will Turani

The Centre Market Commission consists of five members who are appointed by Council. The members must be citizens of the City of Wheeling or Ohio County and serve without compensation. The Commission was established in 1985 for the following reasons:

  • To preserve and protect the historical and architectural heritage and to promote the economic redevelopment of the Centre Market Square Historic District
  • To effect and accomplish the protection, enhancement and perpetuation of the Centre Market Square Historic District and its historic buildings
  • To improve, develop, maintain and operate the historic market houses
  • To protect and enhance the Centre Market Square Historic District’s attractions to residents, tourists and visitors and to serve as support and stimulus to business and industry
  • To strengthen the economy of the Centre Market Square Historic District and the City.
  • To foster civic pride in the beauty and noble accomplishments of the past
  • To promote the use of the Centre Market Square Historic District and its historic market house for the education, pleasure and welfare of the people of the City
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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