City Council

Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
  • Council Chambers
    Public Safety Building
    500 Quincy Street
    Fairmont, WV 26554

Council's Rules of Order (PDF)

City Charter, Codes, and Ordinances [LINK]


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes

Download the Human Rights Commission Ordinance (PDF).

Members

Josh Rice

District 1

Term expires: 2022

304-534-0630

council1@fairmontwv.gov  

Address: Indiana Avenue

 

Anne Bolyard 

District 2

Term expires: 2024     

304-216-4703 

council2@fairmontwv.gov

Address: Morgantown Avenue

 

Karl "David" Kennedy 

District 3

Term expires: 2022     

304-816-7438 

council3@fairmontwv.gov  

dkennedywv@mail.com  

Address: Wilson Street

 

Richard "Rick" Garcia 

District 4

Term expires: 2024     

681-214-8077 

council4@fairmontwv.gov

Address: Murray Avenue

 

Barry Bledsoe         

District 5                     

Term expires: 2022     

304-692-6900 

council5@fairmontwv.gov

Address: Bailey Circle

Gia Deasy

District 6

Term expires: 2024 

304-657-7227 

council6@fairmontwv.gov  

Address: Walnut Ave

 

Nicholas "Nicky" Cinalli 

District 7

Term expires: 2022 

304-657-5663 

council7@fairmontwv.gov  

Address: Peacock Lane

 

Thomas Mainella, Mayor 

District 8

Term expires: 2022 

304-282-5289 

council8@fairmontwv.gov  

tmainella@ma.rr.com  

Address: Hollen Circle

 

Donna Blood, Deputy Mayor 

District 9

Term expires: 2022 

304-612-2872 

council9@fairmontwv.gov  

dmckennablood@aol.com  

Address: Shirlane Avenue

City Council's Goals & Priorities- Approved November 26, 2019 [LINK]


Overview

The City of Fairmont has a council-manager form of government. The City Council shall be the governing authority of the city and shall appoint the City Manager who shall execute the laws and administer the government of the city.

Districts

The city is divided into 9 voting districts in which districts shall be established by City Council by ordinance and changed from time to time to reflect population changes. Therefore, the City of Fairmont has 9 council members.


Qualifications

Only qualified voters of the city shall be eligible to hold the office of council member. Each council member shall, at the time of his or her announcement for office and during the term of office, reside within the district from which they were elected or appointed. 

Terms

The terms of a council member shall be 4 years and in no event shall any council member serve more than 2 consecutive full 4-year terms.

Mayor

The City Council shall elect, at the 1st meeting of a new City Council, one of its members to serve as Mayor. The Mayor shall preside at all meetings of the City Council, shall be recognized as head of the city government for all ceremonial purposes but shall have no administrative duties.

Work Session Presentations

November 28, 2017 Marion County Humane Society Presentation (PDF)

Contact

For questions regarding City Council members and/or meetings, please contact City Clerk Janet Keller at 304-366-6212, ext. 329.