Meet City Council

Sumter's City Council is composed of seven members and is governed under the Council-Manager form of government. Six council members are elected from six separate wards and the Mayor is elected at-large.

Sumter has the distinction of being the first to adopt the Council-Manager form of government, on June 11, 1912.

The Council Chambers are located on the 4th floor of the historic Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main Street, Sumter (entrance to chambers is best accessed from the rear door off the parking lot, then proceed straight back to the elevator).

Regular City Council meetings are held on the first Tuesday at 1 PM and on the third Tuesday at 5:30 PM.

For more information on City Council contact:

Linda Hammett
City Clerk
(803) 436-2578


Thomas Lowery
Thomas J. Lowery
Mayor Pro Tem - Ward 1
(803) 773-9298
Steve Corley
Steve Corley
Ward 4
(803) 305-1566
(803) 468-5875
Joseph McElveen
Joseph T. McElveen
Ione Dwyer
Ione J. Dwyer
Ward 2
(803) 481-4284
David Merchant
David P. Merchant
Ward 6
Colin Davis
Colin Davis
Ward 5
Calvin Hastie, Sr.
Calvin K. Hastie, Sr.
Ward 3
(803) 774-7776