Since the beginning of her term in January 2019, Goodwin prioritized fiscal accountability, and efficient processes, fairness and forward-thinking policies and programming.
In her first few months, Goodwin launched a comprehensive strategy focused on demolition and rehabilitation of dilapidated houses and buildings, strengthening the city’s vacant structure registry and creating a new Land Reuse Agency to help rehabilitate properties for new uses.
Goodwin also worked collaboratively to establish a partnership between her new Mayor’s Coordinated Addiction Response Effort (C.A.R.E.) and the West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute at the University of Charleston to provide a comprehensive and coordinated approach to addressing substance use disorder. In addition, she expanded Charleston’s Hybrid Police patrol’s evening hours.
Most recently, Goodwin established the Charleston Youth Council to engage and motivate the next generation of city leaders.
Goodwin and her husband Booth have two teenage boys—Joe and Sam—and a Lab-St. Bernard rescue dog, Gus.