The City of Wheeling, West Virginia


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Mayor of Wheeling

A Message From Mayor Andy McKenzie

Welcome to the City of Wheeling, and thank you for visiting our website!

This is an exciting time in Wheeling with many development projects in progress to invigorate and revitalize our great city.

Our unique architecture, deep history, and unparalleled love for the arts and music make this a truly amazing place.

Much like our neighboring cities, Wheeling is shifting from an industrial-based economy to a creative-class economy, and we remain committed to moving forward with progress and innovation. 
I am committed to advancing the natural, cultural, creative, and intellectual strengths of Wheeling and transforming those characteristics into sustainable and positive developments that will benefit our residents for many generations.
From the ongoing redevelopment of our waterfront and downtown to our many cultural institutions and flourishing business climate; to our metropolitan architecture and an artistic community that continues to inspire and excite; to an extensive university and college system and our nationally-ranked hospitals, the energy of this city is contagious. 

Wheeling is your place, and we’re so glad you’re here.

Warmest Regards,
Andy McKenzie, Mayor

Read what Mayor McKenzie had to say in his 2014 State of the City address. 


After graduating from West Liberty State College, Mayor McKenzie received his M.B.A. from West Virginia University. He holds two certifications - CRPS (Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist) and AAMS (Accredited Asset Management Specialist).

In addition to serving as Wheeling City Mayor, Andy is employed as a financial advisor. He also has served as a Senator with the West Virginia Legislature from 1996-2008 where he held the positions of Minority Whip for the 73rd, 74th, 75th, 76th and 77th Legislatures.  

Andy is proud to be involved in the community, which is evident through his many affiliations. Among those are:

   -   Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board
   -   Regional Economic Development Partnership, Executive Board
   -   West Virginia Municipal League Board
   -   Leadership Wheeling Class of 1991
   -   Wheeling Lions Club
   -   American Council of Young Political Leaders
   -   Ohio County Development Authority

He has received the following professional honors:

   -   2013 Quiet Strength Award, West Virginia Municipal League
   -   2000 Leadership Award, West Virginia Care Home Association for Elderly Rights
   -   1999 Northern Panhandle Aging Service Directors Award
   -   1998 Legislator of the Year, YWCA Family Violence Prevention Program
   -   1996 U. S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year for West Virginia

Andy and wife Carrie have 3 children, Austin, Levi, and Quinn.

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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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