The City of Wheeling, West Virginia


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Mayor of Wheeling

Glenn F. Elliott, Jr., Mayor of Wheeling
1500 Chapline Street, Room 303
Wheeling, WV 26003
Mayor’s Office: 304-234-3604 

The City of Wheeling operates under the Manager-Mayor Plan. The Mayor is elected at large by the qualified voters of the City and serves as the presiding officer of the Council.

In line with the Charter of the City of Wheeling, the Mayor shall:

  • Be elected to not more than two consecutive terms;
  • Appoint, with the advice and consent of Council, the Vice Mayor, Director of Finance, City Clerk, Recreation Commission, Municipal Civil Service Commission, Human Rights Commission, and Board of Zoning Appeals;
  • Appoint the members of the Development Committee and the other committees of Council.

Mayor Glenn F. Elliott, Jr.

Elected: May 10, 2016
Sworn in: July 1, 2016
Term: Four-year term through June 30, 2020


  • Graduated from Linsly in 1990 (2nd in class/Salutatorian)
  • Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and concentrations in finance and political science
  • Graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2001 with a Juris Doctorate degree


  • Served as a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd in his Washington, D.C. office from 1994 to 1999
  • Worked at the international law firm Baker Botts LLP in Washington, D.C. from 2001 through 2008 as a corporate lawyer focusing on mergers and acquisitions and securities law compliance
  • Returned to Wheeling in January 2009, to rethink (and reboot) career
  • In 2010, began working at Toriseva Law as an independent contractor attorney
  • In 2012, joined the Ohio Valley Young Preservationists (now Wheeling Young Preservationists) and began focusing on Downtown revitalization and preservation efforts
  • In September 2013, formed Market Street Now, LLC to purchase the historic Professional Building as a multi-year preservation/renovation project
  • In January 2015, opened Elliott Law Offices, PLLC at the Professional Building to focus on providing legal services for new local businesses and to assist local clients with real estate transactions and estate-planning needs.

Board Service:

  • Board of Directors of Wheeling Heritage
  • Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Wheeling
  • Board of Directors of Friends of Wheeling
  • Member of the Board of Wheeling Country Day School and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra
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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