The Sumter Area Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization (SUATS MPO) is developing the Sumter Walk - Bike Master Plan . The Plan will recommend improvements for the long-term vision of connecting the area with a network of bicycle and pedestrian facilities that expand routes...Read more
The city continues to add new tools to help with litter cleanup . We recently announced the arrival of our new Litter Vac Truck. This truck will deploy around the city to help pick up litter. The truck picks up through a vacuum arm. While it will help, the most important tool we have is YOU! Please...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