Our Mayor


Meet Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin

Amy Shuler Goodwin was elected on November 7, 2018 as the first female Mayor of Charleston, West Virginia.

Goodwin has served as the Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of Tourism for the State of West Virginia. Goodwin served as Communications Director and chief spokesperson for Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Governor Bob Wise. During her career, Goodwin also served as chief spokesperson for a presidential candidate, a congressman and former Charleston Mayor, the late G. Kemp Melton.  

Goodwin owned and managed a public relations firm, was an anchor and reporter, and taught senior level public relations courses the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University and the University of Charleston.

Goodwin graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in journalism and a minor in political science.  During her time at West Virginia University, Goodwin served as Vice President of the student body.

Goodwin was honored in 2004 by Governor Bob Wise and in 2014 by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin with a Distinguished West Virginian Award for her meritorious service to the state. In 2003 Goodwin was honored as a West Virginia Young Gun, and in 2015 was selected as a member of Leadership West Virginia.

Goodwin and her husband Booth Goodwin have two teenage boys—Joe and Sam. When Amy and her husband are not watching their boys play hockey, cross country, or play in the band they can be found mountain biking, or hiking with their very large lab, Gus (a Kanawha County Animal Shelter pup!)

Mayor Amy Goodwin

Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin

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Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin
501 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
P: 304.348.8174

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Monday thru Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday