Mayor Shirley Kemp

Email: kemp206@comcast.net

Phone: 304 829-4342

The Town of Bethany

P. O. Box U

Bethany WV, 26032

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This web site was developed by former Bethany intern Zach Zozula.

About the Town Government

Welcome​,

The Town of Bethany officially began in 1853. It operates under its original Virginia Charter. Most of the town is an Historic District. The Town Council and the Mayor meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the newly remodeled Bethany Community Building located next to the town park.  Elected Town officials serve a two year term. Elections are held at the Community Center on the second Tuesday in June.  

 

Town of Bethany Officials

  • Mayor: Shirley Kemp (from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021).

  • Recorder: Cynthia R. Hoffman

  • Council Members (2019 to 2021): Jan Forsty, Sydma Hatzopoulos, Helen Moren, Patrick Sutherland Lindsey Tredway.

  • Town Judge: Lorraine Eckard

  • Town Prosecutor John Kyle

  • Court Clerk Laura Kemp

  • Solicitor: Mark D. Panepinto

  • Treasurer: Kimberly Lemley

  • Chief of Police: Micah Knisley

  • Streets & Sanitation:  Mark Bolen, Manager & Sam Hubbard  E-mail at: bethanysanitationdept@gmail.com

  • Greater Bethany Area Volunteer Fire Department Chief Edward Stough


Bethany Municipal Planning Commission

  • Current President: Robert Paysen

  • Vice President: To be named

  • Secretary: Cynthia R. Hoffman

  • Members: , Bill Hicks, Harry Chambers (ex-officio), Thomas Miller, Laura Jacob

  • Ex-officio member (Events Coordinator): Brooke Deal

The Town of Bethany is an active member of the Business Development Corporation (BDC).