Housing Advisory Commission

Creating Ordinance and Complete Description

The Morgantown Housing Advisory Commission was created in October 2014. It is made up of 13 members appointed by City Council, and all members except the West Virginia University Student Government representative serve three-year terms. The Student Government Representative serves a one-year term.

The Commission’s function is to:

  1. Serve as the medium for citizen advice and comment on housing issues.
  2. Provide advocacy for establishing and maintaining diversity in housing types and opportunities.
  3. Encourage and strengthen collaborative planning and communications between public and private housing sectors.
  4. Review, consider, and make recommendations to the City Manager and City Council on all aspects that affect public and private housing.
  5. Research and discuss housing trends and ideas and make recommendations to the City Manager and City Council regarding housing policy and ordinances.
  6. Sponsor educational programs on owner and non-owner occupied housing.


Name Representation Term Expiration
Brian Walker WVU Off-Campus Housing 10-6-2018
Carrie Ann Showalter WVU Office of Student Legal Services 10-6-2018
Tyler McFarland WVU SGA 10-6-2017
Lisa Darden Fairmont-Morgantown Housing Auth. 10-6-2018
Trista Wright WV Fair Housing Network 10-6-2018
Josh White  Licensed Real Estate Representative 10-6-2019
Ruth Donaldson City Neighborhood Association 10-6-2018
James Craig City Landlord Representative 10-6-2018
Arthur Trussler Property Manager 10-6-2018
Rachel Fetty City Resident 10-6-2018
Bill Kawecki Council Member 10-6-2018
Mark Trump Building Code Official 10-6-2018
Ken Tennant Fire Marshal 10-6-2018

Meeting Documents

Meeting Date Documents
January 25, 2016 Agenda
December 30, 2016 Agenda
November 30, 2016 Agenda
October 26, 2016 Agenda
September 28, 2016 Agenda
August 24, 2016 Agenda
July 27, 2016 Agenda


June 22, 2016 Agenda
Dec. 9, 2015 Agenda