Kent Mims joined the City in 1999 and was named Contracts Administrator in that first year. He is responsible for the negotiation, management and execution of certain private contracts the City of Sumter holds with various suppliers and vendors. Through one of these private contracts, he manages and oversees the City’s vehicle maintenance facility which provides the care, maintenance and repair for over 850 vehicles and major pieces of equipment that the City currently owns and operates.
Kent also works in the City’s economic development area with recruitment and assisting new Commercial Businesses that are interested in locating and investing in the Sumter community.
Previously, Kent was the Vice President and co-owner of Cities Supply Company, Inc., a Sumter based waterworks supply company that sold and serviced hundreds of cities throughout the southeastern United States with their water utility supply needs.