The City Administrator is appointed by the Mayor and City Council to manage the day-to-day operations of the city. As the chief administrative officer for the city, the city administrator is responsible for all functions of the city and manages these functions through the respective departments of the city.
Ed Driggers has served as City Administrator for the City of Greer, South Carolina, since June of 2000. Under policy direction, he serves as chief administrative officer and chief financial officer for all municipal departments and operations. Reporting directly to City Council, he is responsible for developing and implementing City policies and procedures to ensure the proper and responsible management of all City operations, resources, and services.
He is responsible for administering the City budget and performing required financial reporting, he supervises, directs, and evaluates the work of City department managers. The City's annual budget in excess of $20 million is supported by more than 200 full-time and part-time employees.
Headed for Growth
Working with City Council and the rest of Team Greer, Ed is guiding the City of Greer through a period of unprecedented growth. One of the fastest growing cities in South Carolina, Greer has a population in excess of 27,000 and continues to grow rapidly. Through strong leadership and careful planning, the City not only is keeping pace with that growth, but is wisely planning for the future. Ed's keen skills have kept the City in a strong financial position while building for the future.
His watch includes the construction of a $23 million Municipal Complex to meet the needs of a growing community. It includes a 37,188-square-foot Police and Municipal Court Complex, a 34,467-square foot City Hall Complex, and Greer City Park to increase the recreational and entertainment offerings for the community. During his tenure, Greer's historic downtown area known as Greer Station has enjoyed a rebirth with world-class restaurants, quaint retail outlets, and vendors offering outstanding personal and professional services.
He served as chair of the Partnership for Tomorrow's Greer Community Master Plan committee that worked with the Greater Greer Community on a plan that will create a more livable community by enhancing cultural activities and establishing an environment for growth and development opportunities.
Ed's background and education prepared him well for his career of service and leadership.