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Anderson County Administrator


Being chosen an All-America City and winning the J. Mitchell Graham Award are accomplishments we can all be proud of. Exciting things are happening here in Anderson County, because citizens, elected officials, government employees and industry leaders are joining hands to make our community a great place to live, work and play.

Administrator

Rusty Burns

Anderson County Honors and Awards

2008

  • Government Finance Officers Association Excellence in Government Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Report
  • Government Finance Officers Association Budget Presentation Award
  • Clean, Unqualified Audit issued by Greene, Finney and Horton
  • S.C. Association of Counties' J. Mitchell Graham Award
  • S.C. Associaiton of Counties Barrett Lawrimore Award
  • National Association of Counties Competition Award for Excellence in Public Information in two categories (Powdersville Library & Govt Center and the Billboard Alert System (B.E.A.s)

2007

  • Government Finance Officers Association Excellence in Government Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Report
  • Government Finance Officers Association Budget Presentation Award
  • Clean, Unqualified Audit

2006

  • South Carolina Association of Counties Barrett Lawrimore Regional Cooperation Award
  • International Association of Emergency Managers Disaster Preparedness Award
  • Government Finance Officers Association Excellence in Government Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Report
  • Government Finance Officers Association Budget Presentation Award
  • Clean, Unqualified Audit

2003

  • “Program Excellence Award for Outstanding Partnerships: Intergovernmental Cooperation” International City/County Management Association
  • Government Finance Officers Association Excellence in Government Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Report
  • Clean, Unqualified Audit
2002
  • “J. Mitchell Graham Award,” S.C. Association of Counties
  • “Regional Cooperation Award,” S.C. Association of Counties
  • Government Finance Officers Association Excellence in Government Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Report
  • Clean, Unqualified Audit
2001
  • “J. Mitchell Graham Award,” S.C. Association of Counties
  • Government Finance Officers Association Excellence in Government Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Report
  • Clean, Unqualified Audit
2000
  • “All American City” Award from the National Civic League
  • Government Finance Officers Association Excellence in Government Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Report
  • Clean, Unqualified Audit
1999
  • Cert. of Achievement for Reporting Excellence from the Gov’t Finance Officers Assoc. 1996-2006
  • Government Finance Officers Association Excellence in Government Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Report

 
The Administrator..
  • Serves as chief administrative officer for the County
  • Executes the policies, directives, and legislative actions of the County Council
  • Directs and coordinates the operations of the County
  • Prepares annual operating and annual budgets for the Council
  • Requires such reports, estimates, and statistics from County departments and agencies
  • Supervises expenditures of appropriated funds
  • Prepares financial and administrative reports for the Council
  • Administers County personnel policies, including salary and classification plans approved by Council
  • Employs and discharges County personnel, subject to Council appropriation of funds for that purpose
  • Performs other duties as required by Council
 
 

Historical Information:
November 1972 -The people of South Carolina voted to empower the General Assembly to grant statutory Home Rule powers to county governments. (SCAC Web Site. http://www.sccounties.org/. April 30, 2001.)

1975 - The revised Article VIII (Local Government) to the State Constitution was implemented with the passage of Act No. 283 of 1975 and is known as the "Home Rule Act". (SCAC Web Site. http://www.sccounties.org/. April 30, 2001.)

November 1982 - Anderson County citizens voted for a Council-Administrator form of government. Previously, Anderson County had functioned under an elected County Supervisor.

 
 
 

Contact Information: Rusty Burns  

 

Phone: (864) 260-4000 Fax: (864) 260-4548  
Physical Address: 101 South Main Street
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Mailing Address: P. O. Box 8002 Anderson, SC 29622
 
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