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Pleasants County Commissioners:

Jay Powell

Commission President

(304) 488-7905

Doug Renner


(304) 481-8840

Mike Smith


(304) 684-1127

Julie Richard

Chief Deputy/Budget/Payroll

Robin Wright

County Administrator

(304) 684-1127

Phone: (304) 684-1127

Pleasants County Courthouse

301 Court Lane

St. Marys, WV 26170

Pleasants County Commission

The County Commission is the governing body of a county. Pleasants County is served by three county commissioners, each representing a different magisterial district of the county. Commissioners serve in part-time positions with an annual salary of $43,096 as determined by WV Code. The President of the Commission is elected each year, at the first meeting in January, by the body.

The Constitution of the State of West Virginia outlines the duties performed by the office of county commission (Section 11, Article 9). Other duties and responsibilities are specified in Chapter 7 of the West Virginia Code. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Custodian of all deeds and other papers presented for record in the county

  • Administration of internal police and fiscal affairs of the county

  • Authority to lay and disburse county levies as prescribed by law

  • Judge of election, qualification , canvass and return of all county and district offices

  • Preparation and adoption of budget for all county offices

  • Jurisdiction in all matters of probate

  • Appoint guardians for minor children, receive court settlements generally

  • Own and maintain county property

  • Sit as a Board of Review and Equalization to hear appeals on property values for assessment purposes

  • Appoint Fiduciary Commissioners to oversee and settle certain estates as required

  • Appoint members of certain county boards, authorities and public service districts

  • Adopt ordinances and orders in areas of jurisdiction

  • Approve purchases and payments for all county elected offices

The Pleasants County Commission holds their meetings on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m. in the Pleasants County Courthouse.

Please contact the Pleasants County Clerk’s office to be placed on the commission meeting agenda if you have a topic to discuss.

The public is welcome to attend.

Additional Links:
County Commissioners' Association of West Virginia

National Association of Counties

West Virginia Association of Counties

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