City Manager

The City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer in Fairmont’s Council-Manager form of Government.  Appointed by City Council for an indefinite term, they shall be responsible to the Council for the administration of all city affairs placed in their charge by or under the City Charter.

The City Manager:
  • Appoints all City Employees and Administers Personnel Policy.
  • Directs and Supervises the Administration of all Departments.
  • Attends all council meetings, takes part in discussion, but does not vote.
  • Sees that all laws, charter provisions and acts of council are enforced.
  • Prepares and Submits the annual budget and capital plan to Council.
  • Proposes Personnel Rules to Council for Adoption.
  • Submits, to Council, a fiscal year ending Annual Report.
  • Makes and Submits to Council other reports as required, concerning the operation of the City.
  • Keeps Council fully advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the City.
  • Prepares and Mails to each Council Member a proposed agenda of the next regular council meeting.
  • Performs other duties specified in the City Charter or required by Council.

Contact Us

  1. Valerie Means
    City Manager
    Ph: 304-366-6212, Ext. 315

    Rebecca Wilson
    Administrative Assistant
    Ph: 304-366-6212, Ext. 315

    Physical Address

    200 Jackson St.
    3rd Floor
    Fairmont, WV 26554
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    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 1428
    Fairmont, WV 26555-1428


    Excluding Holidays
    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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