Mayor's Minute

A community investment information series from the City of Sumter, SC Mayor's Office.


The City of Sumter is committed to government accountability and transparency. Council Highlight notes are not official minutes of City Council (see here for official meeting minutes), rather a summary of what's happening in and around the City each month. The public is invited to all City Council Meetings and encouraged to voice their concerns or issues. Additionally, we also have an online Customer Service Form where you may ask a question or report an issue.

Weekend of Faith for Mental Health 

Mayor asks community for a minute for mission
Posted by Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:24:00 PM Categories: churches Faith Mayor's Minute mental health police department Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Center
May is National Mental Health Month and May 18-20 is the Weekend of Faith for Mental Health. I ask... read more

May 2018 Council Highlights 

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS: Council held six public hearings last night, to receive public comments... read more

March 2018 Council Highlights 

Council approved a general obligation bond that will cover costs from the following... read more

TIF District Invests In New Parking Garage Downtown 

Posted by Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. Friday, March 2, 2018 11:52:00 AM Categories: Business Downtown parking TIF
Downtown Sumter has undergone rapid growth over the past few years. New restaurants and businesses... read more

February 2018 Council Highlights 

Council gave final approval to rezone .24 acres of land located at 1947 McCray’s Mill Road from... read more

A Black History Month Tribute to Mary McLeod Bethune 

Presented by the City of Sumter & Sumter Tourism
Posted by Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 11:52:00 AM Categories: Black History Month historic Mayesville Mayor's Minute Parks Tourism

By any standards, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s accomplishments were remarkable.  But in order to appreciate fully what she made of her life, take a drive to a site two miles from US 401. The nine-acre Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Park contains a replica of the house where she was born, an outdoor pavilion, playground, and picnic area, and is maintained by the NCNW.

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January 2018 Council Highlights 

Posted by Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:24:00 PM Categories: CDBG community development Downtown housing public safety rezoning request roads sewer
COUNCIL BUSINESS: Council gave final approval to close and convey ownership of two... read more

December 2017 Council Highlights 

Posted by Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:53:00 AM Categories: Penny for Progress police department public safety Recycling Shaw Trash
COUNCIL BUSINESS: Council gave final approval to amend our city procurement ordinance.... read more

October 2017 Council Highlights 

Posted by Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:56:00 AM Categories: Aquatics Center arts CDBG grants housing Parks Planning police department Recreation Sumter Opera House utilities water
City Council held a public hearing to learn more about how residents think the next fiscal year... read more

September 2017 Council Highlights 

New Historic Preservation Design Review Guidelines have been approved. The guidelines are a... read more
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