Meet Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin
Amy Shuler Goodwin was elected November 7, 2018, as the first female Mayor of Charleston, West Virginia. Since the beginning of her term in January 2019, Goodwin prioritized fiscal accountability, and efficient processes, fairness and forward-thinking policies and programming.
In her first few months, Goodwin launched a comprehensive strategy focused on demolition and rehabilitation of dilapidated houses and buildings, strengthening the city’s vacant structure registry and creating a new Land Reuse Agency to help rehabilitate properties for new uses.
Goodwin also worked collaboratively to establish a partnership between her new Mayor’s Coordinated Addiction Response Effort (C.A.R.E.) and the West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute at the University of Charleston to provide a comprehensive and coordinated approach to addressing substance use disorder. In addition, she expanded Charleston’s Hybrid Police patrol’s evening hours.
In working toward a more efficient City government, Goodwin has enhanced the city’s data capabilities by implementing a customer relationship management system. Goodwin made infrastructure a priority by doubling paving on city roads; making widespread improvements to City parks, community centers and recreational programs; and creating a more accessible City through ADA improvements.
Most recently, Goodwin established the Charleston Youth Council to engage and motivate the next generation of city leaders.
Goodwin has served as the Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of Tourism for the State of West Virginia. Goodwin also served as Communications Director for several governors a congressman, a presidential candidate 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.
Goodwin was honored in 2004 and in 2014 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 have two teenage boys—Joe and Sam.
Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin
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Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin
501 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
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