Looking for the best places in West Virginia? We have those answers and more in this year’s Best of West Virginia issue. Each year our readers cast ballots, and this year they cast more than ever before. Nearly 200,000 votes rolled in selecting the very best in more than 70 categories. Read about this year’s winners in our mayor category and use the 2020 Best of West Virginia awards as your personal guide to the state’s best eateries, towns, parks, cideries, museums, and more.
Amy Goodwin, Charleston
Amy Goodwin is no stranger to politics. Charleston’s first female mayor worked in communications for several politicians before taking office herself. Shortly after coming into office, she addressed a $3 million budget deficit, launched a campaign to tackle the city’s dilapidated properties, and established the Charleston Youth Council to engage young, upcoming leaders. Goodwin also worked to address substance use disorder in the Charleston area.