Council held two public hearings last night. While our facilities are still closed to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we gave residents three ways to submit comments, via email, via public comment form on our website and we also set up a comment station at the rear entrance to the...Read more

My friends, I know it has been a tough couple of months. First and foremost, I am proud of our community for remaining vigilant through this unusual time, but while many areas in our state and nation are preparing to transition back to normal, I want to encourage all of us to continue remaining...Read more

Council approved the annexation requests from two property owners: 44 acres located on south side of Pocalla Springs, and, 64 acres located off Camden Highway (Highway 521 North). Council approved the budget from the U.S. H Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block...Read more

How many times have Sumterites hunkered down in preparation for a hurricane? Sometimes we are hit; more often, we are not. But our common sense tells us, “Don’t take a chance.” We need to treat the coronavirus the same way. The next couple of weeks are a critical time. The US Surgeon General has...Read more


Sumter, SC (April 1, 2020) – Today was National Census Day, I want to encourage you to respond to the 2020 Census and help us shape the future. The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It’s an opportunity to shape the future of our community. The census results have an impact on planning...Read more

Mayor's Minute

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

The City of Sumter is committed to government accountability and transparency. Council notes are not official minutes of City Council, rather a summary of what's happening in and around the City. The public is invited to all City Council Meetings and encouraged to voice their concerns or issues. Additionally, we also have an online Customer Service Form where you may ask a question or report an issue.