City Council

Members

 

(Click on the name for contact info)


Meetings


Regular Meetings 

  • Council Chambers
  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month
Committee of the Whole 
Committee of the Whole meetings are work sessions of Council. No formal actions are taken at these meetings.
  • Last Tuesday of the month
  • 7 p.m.

Agendas & Minutes

 


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Special Meetings


Held on the call of the Mayor or of four or more members of City Council. The public must be given two business days notice.

Special Committees


The Mayor or a majority of the members of council may appoint a special committee at any time for any purpose. View active special committees here.

Proclamations


Proclamations are a specific type of document requested by organizations to commemorate a particular holiday or date or group. Proclamations have their own set of guidelines and procedures. 

At their discretion, the City Council will issue proclamations and certificates for noteworthy state or local events that deserve special recognition. The City Clerk’s Office handles requests for proclamations. Click here to submit a request for a proclamation.

Broadcasts


Meetings are broadcast live on the city's Government Access Channel, Comcast Cable Channel 15. Meetings re-play at various times throughout the week, as shown on the Re-Air Schedule (PDF). Meetings can also be viewed live and on demand online from the city‘s Streaming Media Archive.

Note: All meetings are open to the public; however, the Council may vote to move into a closed executive session to discuss specific matters as permitted by the State Law.


A picture of Morgantown City Council for 2021-2023.
Morgantown City Council Members for the term beginning July 1, 2021.

From left to right: Dave Harshbarger - Sixth Ward, Brian Butcher - Seventh Ward, Deputy Mayor Danielle Trumble - Fifth Ward, Mayor Jenny Selin - Fourth Ward, Ixya Vega - Third Ward, Joe Abu-Ghannam - First Ward, Bill Kawecki - Second Ward.
 

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About the Council


The City of Morgantown supports a City Manager form of government, adopted in the City Charter in 1977.

In Morgantown, the Mayor and City Council serve part-time and are elected on a non-partisan basis. Under the manager form of government, the City Council acts as the legislative body in establishing policy and law and the City Manager handles the day-to-day management of the City organization. The manager form has become the most popular form of local government in the United States in communities with a population of 5,000 or greater.

Agenda


In compliance with Open Governmental Proceedings Law, the Agendas for Council Meetings are made available from a number of sources for your convenience before, and at the meetings. Copies of the Meeting Agenda are available in the City Clerk's office in the afternoon on the Thursday before a meeting. Copies are available in Council Chambers on the day of the Meeting. Agendas are also posted in two places in City Hall and are available for review at the Morgantown Public Library as well. Citizens can download their own copy of the Agenda Packet on the Council Agenda/Minutes page of the City of Morgantown Website; the information is uploaded to the website in the afternoon on the Thursday before a meeting.

All meeting Agendas and Minutes are prepared by the City Clerk's Office. For more information about who the City Clerks are and what their office does, visit the City Clerk's webpage.

Minutes


Minutes are a written, permanent record of what occurs at each Council Meeting. The minutes of a given meeting are prepared by the City Clerk's Office after the meeting, and then submitted for Council's approval at the next regular meeting as part of the Agenda Packet. Minutes are not official until approved by Council, and then become a permanent record of the City and of Council's proceedings. Minutes can also be found at the Morgantown Public Library, and on the Council Agenda/Minutes page of the City of Morgantown Website.

Council Connection


The Morgantown Council Connection is a newsletter released the Wednesday following a city council meeting. It provides a summary of the most recent council meeting and a calendar of upcoming public meetings. you can sign-up for Council Connection by filling out the form on the right.

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