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Elected Officials

City of Salem: Mayor's Office

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

  • The Mayor is elected at large by the qualified voters of the City of Salem.
  • The Mayor is a member and presiding officer of the Council.
  • Additional duties and limitations of the Mayor are further specified in the City Charter.
Phone: 304-782-1318
Fax: 304-782-4229
 
Term: 2 years
 
Office Hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Friday
 
City of Salem
Mayor's Office
PO Box 352
Salem, WV 26426
 

City of Salem: City Council

The City of Salem is structured and operates under the Manager-Mayor 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 will contain no less the five members but no more than eleven members elected at large or by wards, or both, by the qualified voters of the City of Salem.
  • The Mayor is elected at large by the qualified voters of the City of Salem, who then serves as the presiding officer of the Council.
  • The Council is charged with appointing the City Manager.
  • The Council is the governing body for the City of Salem.
  • The Council supervises the City Manager.
  • Additional duties and limitations of the Council are further specified in the City Charter.
 
Phone:304-782-1318
Fax: 304-782-4229
 
Term: 2 years
 
Meeting Times: 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6pm
 
City of Salem
City Council
PO Box 352
Salem, WV 26426
Mayor
James Robert Samples
Council Members
Isaac Samples
Shawnette Stout
John Golden
Nancy Siders
John Sinnett
Chief of Police
Eric Flevaris

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