Administrator's Office


The administration team strives to provide residents a healthy and wholesome environment to work and live. Our foremost priority is to offer community distinction through our service to residents in a cost-effective manner; affording a protected quality of life, diverse heritage, and economic well-being.



Administration implements and manages the directives of County Council in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible; the Administrator emphasizes effective management practices, strategic planning, coordination of resources, internal controls, and transparency in government by County departments in all aspects of public service delivery and day-to-day operations of local government.



W. Russell “Rusty” Burns has made his career serving local governments across Upstate South Carolina. He accepted the position of Administrator for Anderson County in April 2009. Rusty earned a Bachelor of Arts in History at Lander University and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University.



  • The Powers and duties of a County Administrator are outlined in the South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976 as amended.

 Section 4-9-630

  • Anderson County Municipal Code of Ordinances.

Chapter 2. Administration