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Keynote Speaker Mayor Elliott

Keynote Speaker

We want to thank the Mayor of Wheeling, Mr. Glenn F. Elliott, Jr., for being this year's keynote speaker at Mountain State Land Use Academy. 

Born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia, Mr. Elliott is a 1990 graduate of the Linsly School and a 1994 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. From 1994 to 1999, he served as Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd in his Washington, D.C. office. In 2001, he graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2001 with a Juris Doctorate degree, Mr. Elliott also holds honorary Doctorate degrees from Wheeling University and West Liberty University. After he graduated, he then joined the international law firm Baker Botts LLP in Washington, D.C., where he worked from 2001 through 2008 as a corporate lawyer focusing on mergers and acquisitions and securities law compliance.  In 2009, he returned home to Wheeling and set up practice as an attorney in Wheeling to assist local law firms whose clients had transactional needs beyond their area of practice.

Mayor Elliott has also fulfilled a campaign promise to make restoring the City’s thirty-plus neighborhood parks and playgrounds a priority. He has worked with City Council and local philanthropists to secure funding for multiple playground replacements, with a plan to replace or repurpose the remaining installations in the years ahead.  As of 2020, more than two dozen park and playground updates have been completed, with a plan to finish the remaining installations in 2021.

Learn more about Mayor Elliott here