At the end of August, the City was finally able to host a Swearing In Ceremony for our three Council members who were elected in November 2022. Congratulations to Councilman Anthony Gibson of Ward 1, Councilman Calvin Hastie of Ward 3, and Councilman Colin Davis of Ward 5. Due to a challenge of the...Read more
Construction on the model P-51 plane in Veterans Park began on July 26. This is the next phase of the Tuskegee Monument being installed at Veterans Park, located adjacent to Highway 378 and Shaw Air Force Base. We look forward to sharing more information about this project in the coming weeks. Look...Read more
On Thursday, join us as we meet to discuss the Connect 378 project. Connect 378 is a feasibility study looking at ways to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists along US 378, from Camden Highway to N. Main Street. The meeting will be held at the North HOPE Center from 5-7 PM. All...Read more
The Annual Housing and Job Fair is Saturday, June 24 from 10 AM-2 PM at the South Sumter Resource Center, located at 337 Manning Avenue. Family-friendly event with info on legal, medical and other resources too. Find out if and how to qualify for home ownership at this event! For more information...Read more

Mayor's Minute

David P. Merchant, Mayor of Sumter, South Carolina
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