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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 
Chantell Glover 
(843) 832-0043

Chief Financial Officer
(843) 563-0103

Budget Officer
Jessica Shuler
(843) 563-0365

Administrative Assistant
Tracey Langley 
(843) 563-0103



  • Dorchester County Receives Improved ISO Classification Dorchester County Fire Rescue has received an improved countywide Public Protection Classification of 5/10 from Insurance Services Office, Inc (ISO). This will result in savings in insurance premiums for the property owners in areas that were previously a Class 6 or greater, including Cattle Creek, Dorchester, Givhans, Grover, Harleyville, Indian Field, Ridgeville, St. George, and Sandhill.
Last updated: 8/26/2015 12:03:15 PM