Please be aware of traffic slowdowns at the intersection of North Lafayette Drive and North Main Street as the final stages of work to improve traffic flow in this area are underway. Most work will be done at night to minimize disruptions, but some daytime traffic interruptions may occur. This is a...Read more
Thank you to all the volunteers that came out Saturday from across the City and County to help with our first Community Clean Up Day. We had over 35 organizations and more than 400 volunteers join together to help keep Sumter litter free. We are still collecting bags and data from the event and...Read more
COVID-19 updates: The COVID-19 mask mandate remains in effect for the City of Sumter. More info and updates on our website at www.sumtersc.gov . Shaw AFB has updated their COVID-19 restrictions where 20 FW military personnel are now PERMITTED to patronize...Read more
We would like the public to know that we, just like many communities across the country and state, are aware of the litter issues and that we have created a new position for littler prevention, so moving forward we are working to be more proactive. We have a long way to go, but the process has...Read more

Mayor's Minute

A community investment information series from the City of Sumter, SC Mayor's Office.

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Mayor’s Minute, a community investment information series from the City of Sumter. The City of Sumter is committed to accountability and transparency, and it is my hope that this series extends this commitment to our residents and visitors.

In Sumter, we are blessed with a diverse community from all different backgrounds. Whether you are a military friend or a lifelong resident, we all call Sumter home and we want it to be the best home it can be. Sumter is home to multiple institutions of higher education, premier tourism destinations like Swan Lake Iris Gardens and a military friendly community in partnership with Shaw Air Force Base.

Ours is a city of uncommon patriotism and progressive spirit. Every day, I get to meet and talk with residents and community builders who are working to improve Sumter in their own way. This service shows that our people care about our city and community, and I hope the information on this webpage is helpful to you as you carry on in your tireless efforts.

As mayor, I am excited to welcome you to the City of Sumter and hope you will join me in exploring the educational, entrepreneurial and civic opportunities this community offers.

--Mayor David Merchant