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 $20 million is supported by more than 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. 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.
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 Administration 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
International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) Board of Directors
S.C. City and County Management Association (SCCCMA) Past President
S.C. Municipal Insurance Risk Fund (SCMIRF) Board of Trustees Past President
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
Partnership For Tomorrow Board of Directors, Community Master Plan Committee Chair
Greer Development Corporation Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Past Chair
Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow,
Rotary International Past Club President
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