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Town Administrator

Contact:  Michael D. Hemmer

Email: mhemmer@townofjamesislandsc.us 

Phone: (843) 795-4141

The Town Administrator serves as an assistant to the Mayor and is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Town. Duties include organizing the administrative activities of the Town, preparing reports and bringing recommendations regarding the functions, policies ordinances and activities of the Town and Town Council. Responsibilities also include advising the Mayor and Council on issues affecting the Town's business.

Duties also include assisting in preparing a comprehensive annual operating budget that is sound and fiscally responsible. Monitoring the annual budget throughout the year is a key factor in maintaining the Town's finances and adjusting the budget through amendments presented for Council approval is a way in which this is accomplished. The Administrator also oversees the auditing process of the Town's finances. 

Other important roles of the Town Administrator are maintaining positive public relations between the Town and its citizens, other government entities, various boards, commissions and community organizations and representing the Town responsibly in all matters and pursuing grants and other opportunities to obtain green space and preserve the character of James Island.