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One-Time Business & Occupation Tax Exemption for 2nd QTR 2020

The City of Parkersburg is offering a one-time Business & Occupation exemption of up to $500 of taxes due for the quarter ending June 30, 2020. This exemption applies to certain Retail/Restaurant, Services, and Rental sales.

For details and the exemption form, click HERE.


City of Parkersburg Candidates 2020



Primary election June 9, 2020


Nancy Wilcox, Dem, 4307 16th Avene

Sherry Dugan, Dem, #1 Wharton Drive

Tom Joyce, Rep  (Inc), 2102 Foley Drive

Byron Brent Meeks, Rep, 1507 Lynn Street

Mike Cottrell, Rep, 2700 Emerson Avenue, Apt 209

Mark Meredith, Rep, 2601 Liberty Street



Dave McCrady, District #1, Dem  (Inc), 915 Erie Street

Jessica Irene Cottrille, #1, Rep, 2804 11th Avenue

Andrea “Red” Greer, #1, Dem, 906 Olive Street

Michael Hess, District #2, Rep, 2619 26th Avenue

Sharon A Kuhl, Rep (Inc) 2624 Hugh Street

Robert Mercer, District #3, Rep  (Inc), 903 Camden Avenue

Wendy Rawlins Tuck, District #4, Dem, 1020 14th Street

Brett Bringardner, Rep, 636 Smithfield Street

“Donna Sue” Helmick, Dem, 1038 Lynn Street

Eric Barber, Rep  (Inc), 900 13th Street

J.R. Carpenter, District #5, Dem  (Inc)1329 Market Street

Mike Reynolds, District #6, Rep  (Inc), 2017 Washington Avenue

Charity Wise, District 7, Rep, 2001 Lewis Avenue

Chris Rexroad, District 7, Rep, 2708 Cleveland Avenue

Thomas Rafferty, Dist 7, Dem, 603 Eastlawn Avenue

 Zachary T. Stanley, District #8, Rep  (Inc), 26 Willowbrook Drive

Jeff Fox, District #9, Dem  (Inc), 3315 Clement Avenue


City of Parkersburg Upcoming Projects:

Parks resurfacing project:

Work will resume starting May 18th. During this phase of the project the parks will receive a seal coat and parking areas will be re-striped. We request that you observe temporary traffic patterns in the park. We also request that patrons observe delineated work zone areas. The Contractor will start at the City park and move on to Southwood. We thank you for your patience during this project.

Jackson Fountain:

Work will commence the week of May 25th for all the site work and installation of the fountain. As stated above we request that you observe work zone limits and traffic patterns around the construction site. We thank you for your patience during this time.


2020 Arbor Day Proclamation

Celebrate Arbor Day with the City of Parkersburg!

Click HERE  to read the Arbor Day Proclamation.


Message from Mayor Tom Joyce

Message from Mayor Tom Joyce

It is crucial that every single individual in our community do their part in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, this means staying at home and following hygiene and social distancing recommendations, if you and/or your family members leave your home for any of the permitted purposes in Governor Justice’s order.

The use of Parks for exercise such as walking or biking is permitted at this time; but persons should observe the guidelines prior to, during and after the use of the parks.

Any disregard for the order or guidelines creates a public health hazard and not only places our community at risk, but it places at risk all essential personnel including health care professionals and First Responders.


Gov. Justice’s order states that “all public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except for the limited purposes permitted by this Order (view the order in its entirety at

Any gathering of more than 10 people is prohibited, unless exempted by this Order. Nothing in this order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or residence.



US Small Business Administration Disaster Information

US Small Business Administration Disaster Information

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.

For more information from the SBA, please click here.  To download an economic injury worksheet, please click here.   All worksheets should be submitted to the following attention:


Attn: Ann Urling

Deputy Chief of Staff

Office of Governor Jim Justice

State Capitol

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, WV  25305

304-558-2000 (office)

304-342-7025 (fax)



Storm Sewer Replacement on Roseland Ave.

The contractor has begun to mobilize for a storm sewer

 replacement on Roseland between Fairview Ave. and 36th Street.

This will affect traffic pattern in this area.  The road may have to

be closed during some portions of the project to facilitate the

necessary repairs. The closure will take place from 34th Place to

36th Street. Please click HERE to view the attached map showing

the project location and the closure limits when applicable.


Greater Parkersburg Visitor’s Guide

You can now download a digital copy of the Greater Parkersburg Visitor’s Guide. Just CLICK here!


Parkersburg Election 2020

As of January 25, 2020, 12:00 PM

Nancy Wilcox, Dem
Sherry Dugan, Dem
Tom Joyce, Rep (Inc)
Byron Brent Meeks, Rep
Mike Cottrell, Rep
Mark Meredith, Rep

Dave McCrady, District #1, Dem (Inc)
Jessica Irene Cottrille, #1, Rep
Andrea “Red” Greer, #1, Dem
Michael Hess, District #2, Rep
David Lee Joy #2, Rep
Sharon A Kuhl, Rep (Inc)
Robert Mercer, District #3, Rep (Inc)
Wendy Rawlins Tuck, District #4, Dem
David Atkinson, District #4, Dem
Brett Bringardner, Rep
Donna Sue Helmick, Dem
Eric Barber, Rep (Inc)
J.R. Carpenter, District #5, Dem (Inc)
Mike Reynolds, District #6, Rep (Inc)
Charity Lynn Wise, District 7, Rep
Christopher Rexroad, District 7, Rep
Zachary T. Stanley, District #8, Rep (Inc)
Jeff Fox, District #9, Dem (Inc)



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