" type="image/x-icon"> CMS West Side Board of Advisors | West Side Main Street
Share your favorite thing about the west side
"My favorite thing about West
Side Main Street is the weiner dog race!"
Leslie, 14
"The possibilities for growth, revitalization, and personal contribution!" John, 60

Public Art

West Side Main Street commissioned Charly Jupiter Hamilton to paint a mural on Washington St. West and installed public art into the vacant Staats building. 

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Farmers Market

West Side Main Street understands the value of fresh and local produce within communities. We provided grant funds to the West Side Farmers’ Market and support the local food initiative, SAGE; just two of the many programs we’re involved in.

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Small Business

Local entrepreneurship is supported by small-scale family-owned businesses. West Side Main Street has helped attract over 40 businesses to the West Side, creating over 200 new jobs.

See the WSMS businesses >

Historic Buildings

West Side Main Street houses over 20 historic buildings in its district, like Staats Hospital and Stonewall Jackson Middle School. Preserving our history is important, which is why West Side Main Street has invested over $200,000 in restoration to date.

Learn more West Side history >

Wiener Dog Race

The wiener dog race brings over 1,000 people to our neighborhood every summer. We have raised over $80,000 in fundraising events that is used for program development. 

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The Board

Dr. Paula Flaherty
Chair, West Side BOA
Chair, Urban Design
Mark Taylor – Kanawha Charleston Housing Authority
Vice-Chair, West Side BOA
Chair, Program Development
Chair, OktoberWest Steering Committee
Brian Young – BB&T
2nd Vice-Chair, West Side BOA
Claire Barth – WV Commercial
Chair, Economic Development
Tighe Bullock – Crawford Holdings
Economic Development Committee
John Butterworth – Charleston Planning Dept.
Urban Design Committee
Cathy Callihan – Fountain Hobby Center
Chair, Marketing & Promotions
OktoberWest Steering Committee
Susanne Coffield – Charleston Montessori School
Marketing & Promotions Committee
Danny Forinash – Charles Ryan Associates
Marketing & Promotions Committee
Tim Forren – Forren Soil
Urban Design Committee
Karan Ireland – Charleston City Council At-Large
Program Development
OktoberWest Steering Committee
Adam Knauff – MRC Global
Program Development
OktoberWest Steering Committee
Teresa “Tricky” Reed – Spa Elements
Marketing & Promotions Committee
Dr. Ami Smith – WVSU Extension Service
Program Development Committee
Ron Stoner – WS Neighborhood Association