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
Friday, May 19 th , from 6-8:30 PM is also the annual Downtown Sumter Microbrew HippieFest to benefit the Sumter Senior Services. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 803-773-5508 and in person at Sumter Senior Services 119 South Sumter Street. Early Bird ticketing pricing is now closed. Regular...Read more
The Marines and Sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be conducting training in our area April 19-26, 2023. You may see an increase in the presence of military vehicles and aircraft as well as an increase in noise from low-flying aircraft. Come see the best of the South Atlantic...Read more
Statement from David P. Merchant, City of Sumter Mayor: I, along with the Sumter community, am saddened and in shock over the tragic events of the last 24 hours. Today is a difficult day and the days to come will continue to be difficult. But I know the Sumter community, and we will pull together...Read more
Our Tire Buy-Back event is past weekend was very successful. We rescued 995 old tires from becoming trash along our roads. We gave $2,000 back to residents of the City and County, as well as gave out 46 free tarps to residents in conjunction with the Palmetto Pride’s Cover Your Load Thank you to...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