9/23

We know that masks and separation are the key to slowing COVID-19. City Council has renewed the City of Sumter ordinance requiring masks three times. The current extension will be up for renewal again at our meeting on October 7.

Analysis of data by the South Carolina Department of...Read more

7/28
In recent days, I have received emails and heard public comments regarding the non-compliance of mask wearing in businesses and locations in the City of Sumter. I feel the need to emphasize that the ordinance approved by City Council requires business owners to ensure that his or her employees are...Read more
7/22
Council held five public hearings this month to receive comments on : Use of a dditional funding through Community Development Block Grant , with specifics on use through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Security Act (Care Act). Revision of an existing planned development , located at 1740 U.S...Read more
6/17
Council held four public hearings this month to receive comments on: Additional funding through Community Development Block Grant, with specifics on use through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Security Act (Care Act). Revision of an existing planned development, located at 1740 U.S. Highway 15...Read more
6/10

Like so many of you, I am angered and disgusted at the actions of the Minneapolis police officers that took the life of George Floyd. There are no words that I, or anyone else, could offer to the Floyd family and victims of racism and violence to express the feelings of sorrow shared by the...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