Posts in Category: Mayor's Minute


August 2018 Council Highlights 

Council approved maintenance agreements with Stafford Meadows and Heritage Bay Subdivision.... read more

June 2018 Council Highlights 

Council held two public hearingsthis month, to receive public comments on the... read more

Weekend of Faith for Mental Health 

Mayor asks community for a minute for mission
Posted by Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:24:00 PM Categories: churches Faith Mayor's Minute mental health police department Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Center
May is National Mental Health Month and May 18-20 is the Weekend of Faith for Mental Health. I ask... read more

May 2018 Council Highlights 

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS: Council held six public hearings last night, to receive public comments... read more

A Black History Month Tribute to Mary McLeod Bethune 

Presented by the City of Sumter & Sumter Tourism
Posted by Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 11:52:00 AM Categories: Black History Month historic Mayesville Mayor's Minute Parks Tourism

By any standards, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s accomplishments were remarkable.  But in order to appreciate fully what she made of her life, take a drive to a site two miles from US 401. The nine-acre Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Park contains a replica of the house where she was born, an outdoor pavilion, playground, and picnic area, and is maintained by the NCNW.

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Sumter Extends Hands of Support to Texas Communities 

Hurricane Harvey
Posted by Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:42:00 AM Categories: flood hurricane Mayor's Minute support
The thoughts and prayers of everyone in Sumter go out to the people of southeast Texas struck by... read more

The City of Sumter’s Fight Against Blight 

Posted by Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. Friday, October 28, 2016 10:24:00 AM Categories: Blight community development Mayor's Minute public safety Sumter Pride vacant property
As a municipality experiences expansion and growth, urban decay often follows. Even a small city... read more

Thank you to firefighters, community for your help! 

Posted by Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. Friday, July 22, 2016 11:48:00 AM Categories: fire department Mayor's Minute public safety
The massive fire that blazed for two days at Sumter Casket Co. brought firefighters from all across ... read more

City Water Assistance Program Brings Neighborhoods Together 

Posted by Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 4:17:00 PM Categories: billing Mayor's Minute Senior Citizens united ministries utilities water
In 2012, a customer repeatedly came into the City of Sumter Utility Finance department to pay his... read more