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, S.C., 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. 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 $13 million is supported by approximately 200 full-time and part-time employees.
Working with City Council and the rest of Team Greer, Ed is guiding the City of Greer through a period of unprecedented growth. It is the fastest growing city in South Carolina with 64% growth and a population in excess of 20,000 and growing 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.
Ed's background and education prepared him well for his career of service and leadership.
He served for more than four years as City Administrator in Chester, S.C., before coming to Greer. That was preceded by a seven-year stint with Carolina Tank Corporation in Chester, where he served first as Manager of Production and Inventory Control and later as Plant Superintendent. His nonprofit skills were honed from 1983-1988 as Executive Director for the South Carolina Division of the American Cancer Society, and his interest in municipal government was born during his first job as a Staff Reporter for The Chester News and Reporter.
Ed holds a Master of Business Adminisration degree from Winthrop University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations from the University of South Carolina at Columbia's College of Mass Communications and Journalism, and an Associate in Science degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.
Continuing and Professional Education
State Budget and Control Board South Carolina Executive Institute Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) Elected Officials Institute Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute ICMA University Hart Hooper Professional Seminars AMA Professional Seminars Computer Associates Professional Seminars CA-PRMS Professional Seminars Atlantic Coast Symposium Professional Seminars Fred Pryor Professional Seminars
International City/County Management Association (ICMA) S.C. City and County Management Association (SCCCMA) Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) S.C. Business Licensing Officials Association (BLOA) S.C. Municipal Finance Officers, Clerks and Treasurers Association (MFOCTA) S.C. Municipal Personnel Association (MPA) S.C. Community Development Association (SCCDA) S.C. Downtown Development Association (SCDDA) Municipal Treasurers Association of the U.S. and Canada S.C. Economic Development Association (SCEDA)
Memberships & Activities
Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Greer Partnership For Tomorrow Board of Directors Greer Partnership For Tomorrow Oversite Committee Chairman Greer Partnership For Tomorrow Campaign Division Co-Chair Greer Development Corporation Board of Directors Greer Development Corporation Executive Committee Greer Development Corporation Past Chairman S.C.Municipal Insurance Risk Fund (SCMIRF) Board of Trustees S.C. City/County Management Association (SCCCMA) Board of Directors Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International Past Club President Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Strategic Planning Committee BMW Community Advisory Panel Mitsubishi Polyester Film Corp. Community Advisory Panel University of South Carolina Alumni Association Winthrop University Alumni Association First Presbyterian Church, Greer, S.C. Elder and Deacon