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The County Administrator serves the County Council as its agent in administrative matters. This position is appointed directly by the Council, and has administrative oversight over all operations of the County government with the exceptions of departments governed by elected officials and special districts. The County Administrator is responsible for coordinating departmental activities, studying administrative procedures and organization, and recommending changes to improve the operations of County government, reviewing budget requests and making recommendations to the Council. It is the responsibility of the County Administrator to effectively implement all decisions, policies, ordinances and motions made by the County Council. The County Administrator performs these responsibilities through the various department directors and administrative personnel who report directly to the County Administrator.

Administrator’s Office
201 Johnston Street
Kenneth F. Waggoner Building
St. George, SC 29477

County Administrator
Jason L. Ward
(843) 563-0100

Clerk to County Administrator 
Susan Brickle 
(843) 563-0100


Deputy County Administrator
Ashley Jacobs
(843) 832-0034

Administrative Assistant 
Kimberly Schmotzer
(843) 832-0043

Chief Financial Officer
Justin Powell 
(843) 563-0103

Administrative Assistant
Tracey Langley 
(843) 563-0103



  • Delemar Hwy 165 Project Project Budget: -$2.1 Million (under budget) Project Schedule: Construction Advertisement October, 2014 (On-Schedule)
  • Members of Dorchester County Council Graduate from Institute of Government On August 5, 2014, during the 47th Annual Conference of the South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) in Hilton Head, four members of Dorchester County Council were recognized during the conference’s general session for successful completion of the Institute of Government for County Officials. Vice Chairman George Bailey, Councilman Jay Byars, Councilman David Chinnis, and Councilman Larry Hargett were among 45 county officials from across the state honored with certificates of completion.
Last updated: 7/23/2014 2:25:53 PM