Swan Lake Iris Gardens has been awarded the 2021 Heritage Tree Award . Annually, the Heritage Tree Award, which is sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts, identifies, celebrates, and recognizes remarkable trees in South Carolina. The tree is also part of the Arboretum’s Talking Tree Trail which...Read more
This month Council approved improvements to the Crosswell Park . The plan is to add three (3) full size outdoor basketball courts, with additional work on sidewalks, storm drainage, parking, fencing and landscaping to the city park. The bid was accepted by a local company, 3D Dirt Works of Sumter,...Read more
City Council unanimously approved an updated resolution (#828) that encourages citizens to be proactive in protecting themselves against COVID-19 : individuals should continue to follow the requirements of retail, food service, and other establishments concerning face coverings and social...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