Community Development

The City of Sumter, South Carolina is the heart of Sumter County community. We continually look at the services provided to make sure they are performing at a level consistent with the growing needs of our entire community. Citizens in our City have a great deal of input into how we spend funds on programs and services that promote this growth. We welcome you to become involved in our process and help to make Sumter a better community.



  • The City of Sumter will be conducting a Public Hearing Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sumter Opera House Auditorium located on the First Floor of the Opera House at 21 North Main Street, Sumter, SC to receive comments from citizens on its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  The CAPER is a report on how the City utilized its Entitlement Funds in the amount of $333,750.00 for period 4/1/21-3/31/22.  This report will be available for review from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, May 25, 2022 through June 25, 2022, in Suite 4 of the Liberty Center, 12 W. Liberty Street, Sumter, SC.  Handicapped and/or disabled individuals needing transportation are encouraged to call the Community Development Office at 774-1649 or our Voice Line for hearing impaired persons which is the same number. Persons needing Spanish or other interpretation may have someone call the same telephone number on their behalf in advance of the hearing. Entrance to the Opera House is handicap accessible. Citizens may direct questions to Clarence Gaines at 774-1649.

Plans and Reports

Consolidated Plans

CAPER Reports

CDBG Annual Action Plans

Important Links:
Rescue Act
Contact Info:

Liberty Center
12 West Liberty Street
Suite 4
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: (803) 774-1685

Clarence "CG" Gaines
Community Development Director
Phone: (803) 774-1649

Carolet Thomas
Administrative Assistant
Liberty Center
Phone: (803) 774-1652

Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 5pm, Mon - Fri