Andrew J. Merriman was selected by Greer City Council in June of 2020 to serve as the seventh City Administrator. He began work on August 3, 2020.
A native of Mauldin, Merriman joined the City of Greer after spending nearly four years as a Deputy County Manager in York County, S.C. He was responsible for the delivery of services to the public in such areas as public works, fire safety, emergency management, prison, public information and animal shelter. He also was responsible for the County's capital facilities construction.
He served four years as Deputy County Administrator in Aiken County, S.C., where he was responsible for such services as planning and development, emergency services, engineering, public works, solid waste, animal services, code enforcement, and the offices of the Assessor and Tax Collector.
Merriman also brings municipal experience to his new role, having serves as City Manager for the City of Bluefield, W.Va., from 2009-12. As the Chief Administrative Officer, he managed a staff of 125 employees and a $9 million budget. He was chair of the Bluefield Sanitary Board during his tenure.
He began his career in public service in York County as Planning Director of the Town of Fort Mill, S.C.
Merriman holds a master's degree in city and regional planning from Clemson University. He earned his undergraduate degree in political science and psychology from Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn.
He and his wife Kati are the proud parents of son Jack and daughter Kelsey.