Execute the Policies and Directives of County Council.
Oversee Day-to-day Operations of Charleston County Government.
The Administrator is hired by Charleston County Council to serve as the County's Chief Administrative Officer. In addition to carrying out the directives and policies of Council, the Administrator oversees the day-to-day operations of County Government.
Bill Tuten, County Administrator
Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 5pm
In 1948, a referendum instituted the Council-Manager form of government in Charleston County, the first such local government in South Carolina. On Jan. 4, 1949, the newly elected County Council held its first meeting and appointed a County Manager. With passage of the Home Rule Act in the 1970s, Charleston County Council adopted the Council-Administrator form of government. As dictated by state law, the Administrator is appointed by Council to manage the functions of County Government.
Council-Administrator Form of Government: Form of local government in which the county's council appoints a professional public administrator to implement policies and direct the work of that county.
Council Directive: A decision approved by County Council requiring action by the Administrator or a County department.
Organizational Chart: A visual representation of an organization's chain of command.
Since 1991, a sampling of awards received by Charleston County include:
City of Charleston
City of Folly Beach
City of North Charleston
City of Isle of Palms
Town of Awendaw
Town of Hollywood
Town of James Island
Town of Kiawah Island
Town of McClellanville
Town of Meggett
Town of Mount Pleasant
Town of Ravenel
Town of Rockville
Town of Seabrook Island
Town of Sullivan's Island
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