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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

Staff

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



 

 

News
  • 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.
  • Parks and Recreation Director Hired Eric Davis will serve as Dorchester County’s first Parks and Recreation Director beginning September 8, 2014. In his new role, Davis will work closely with the Dorchester County Parks and Recreation Commission to shape the County’s plan for active and passive recreation. Davis is currently employed as Assistant Director with the Town of Summerville Parks and Recreation Department. He also has experience working with the Spartanburg County Parks Department. Davis earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from the College of Charleston. He is a Certified Parks and Recreational Professional with the National Recreation and Parks Association.
  • Delemar Hwy 165 Project Project Budget: -$2.1 Million (under budget) Project Schedule: Construction Advertisement October, 2014 (On-Schedule)
  • Dorchester County Receives a SC Rural Infrastructure Authority Grant for St. George Sewer System Improvements Dorchester County received a $51,180 grant on May 19, 2014 from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) Basic Infrastructure Grant Program for the county’s St. George Sewer System Improvements project.
Last updated: 7/23/2014 2:25:53 PM