Elected to serve the citizens of Pacolet



Frequently Asked Questions

The Town Council holds its regular meetings at Town Hall on the first Thursday of every month. The meetings start at 7:00 pm, and the Town Hall is located at 180 Montgomery Avenue.

Special meetings of the Council may be held on the call of the Mayor or a majority of members of the Council.

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Any town citizen may speak at a regular meeting about municipal services and operations, except personnel matters, by signing an agenda maintained by the Clerk before the meeting, stating the subject and purpose for speaking. Each person who gives notice may speak at a time designated by the Mayor and shall be limited to a three-minute presentation at the discretion of the Mayor.

Citizens are welcome to speak with their mayor or council members after the end of the meetings.

They’re also welcome to contact them by the email addresses listed below their pictures or by sending a letter to Town Council, PO Box 700, Pacolet, SC 29372. Click here to contact the town administrator or town clerk.

Council meeting agendas are posted at least 24 hours before a public meeting and according to the updated guidelines set by the state.

Council meeting minutes are available after they are approved at the following council meeting.

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Yes. All regular and special meetings of the Council are open to the public.

An executive session is a portion of the Council meeting that is closed to the public for deliberation on some issues such as:

  1. Discussion of employment, appointment, compensation, promotion, demotion, discipline or release of an employee, or an appointment to a public body;
  2. Discussion of negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements, discussions of a proposed sale or purchase of property, receipt of legal advice, settlement of legal claims or discussions of the public agency’s position in adversary situations, discussion about the development of security personnel or devices;
  3. Investigative proceedings or allegations of criminal misconduct; and
  4. Discussion of matters concerning the proposed location, expansion, or provision of services encouraging the location or expansion of industries or other businesses in the area served by the public body.

No votes or actions are made in executive sessions. The governing body may reach a consensus in the executive session. However, the governing body must return to the public session before taking final action.

The Town of Pacolet conducts its regular municipal election every two years, in odd-numbered years, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. A run-off election, if necessary, will be conducted two weeks after this election.

The Town has staggered terms when residents can vote for Districts 1, 3, or 6 and Districts 2, 4, or 5, depending on the election year and their district. The mayor is elected at large in the same year as Districts 1, 3, and 6. The next election will be held in November of 2023 for districts 2, 4, and 5. In November 2025, residents can vote for the Mayor and/or Districts 1, 3, or 6. Terms begin the January following their election when they are sworn in at a council meeting.

The Spartanburg County Voter Registration and Election Commission announces, supervises, and conducts all municipal elections within the Town of Pacolet.

The notifications for upcoming elections will be published in Spartanburg Herald Journal’s Public Notices.

Pacolet Elementary School is the local voter polling location and will be open from 7 am to 7 pm on election day.

More information about elections can be found in Chapter 12 of the town’s Municipal Code.

Pacolet Town Council operates under the Council Form of Government and acts as the Town’s legislative branch and policy-making body. The council also looks to the Town’s goals, major projects, and infrastructure improvements ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning.

Town Council consists of 6 council members and the mayor. Individual council members serve four-year terms and are elected by residents of the districts in which they live and represent. The exception is the mayor, who is elected at large (by all residents) to serve a four-year term. The Town Council appoints a Town Administrator to run the Town’s day-to-day operations.

The mayor presides over Town Council meetings, represents the Town at ceremonial events, and signs documents on behalf of the Town Council. In addition, the Town Council elects one of its members to serve as mayor pro tempore for a two-year term. The mayor pro tempore acts as the mayor in the mayor’s absence.

Our Town Mayor & Council

Community Covenant

We, the people of Pacolet, hold the following to be true that we:

bear responsibility for the future of our community;

continue as stewards of nature’s blessings entrusted to us in this place;

cherish and protect our community, its people, and all our assets, ensuring sustainability for generations to come.

Acknowledging these truths, we commit to one another and our community the following:

to preserve the character of our community

to care for one another, especially guiding our youth and caring for our aging population

to recognize, celebrate and accept diversity at all levels

to continue the Pacolet tradition of neighbor helping neighbor

to realize our connection to the river and its role in our lives

to preserve and celebrate our natural, physical and cultural history

to provide recreational and learning activities for our citizens

to plan and manage future growth to benefit our community

to promise a lifelong commitment to our home, Pacolet

Committed to and signed October 4, 2004 -Mayor and Town Council