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.
Andy Merriman was hired as the City of Greer's seventh City Administrator in June of 2020. 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 $25 million is supported by more than 300 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees.
Headed for Growth
Working with City Council and the rest of Team Greer, Andy is guiding the City of Greer through a continuing period of unprecedented growth. One of the fastest growing cities in South Carolina, Greer has a population in excess of 33,000 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.
Andy will oversee the completion of $25 million plan to upgrade the look and infrastructure in the central business district known as Greer Station. Phase One of the CenterG Project replaced utilities and added a new streetscape. Phase Two will extend the upgrades north from Poinsett Street to Arlington Avenue and see the completion of a Hampton Inn hotel and municipal parking deck. A $32 million mixed use development, ParkView, was announced in July of 2020.
Andy's background and education prepared him well for his career of service and leadership.