Mr. Rusty Burns
The County Administrator's Office 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 wellbeing.
|W. Russell “Rusty” Burns, Anderson County Administrator, 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 (BA) degree in History from Lander University and a Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) from Clemson University.|
Functions and Responsibilities
The County Administrator's Office 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.
The Powers and duties of a County Administrator are outlined in the South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, as amended, Section 4-9-630 and in the Anderson County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2. Administration.
Anderson County is honored and privileged to serve its residents, workers, and visitors with the highest quality public safety, infrastructure, clean environment, economic development, and recreational services possible. The Anderson County Council understands its citizens demand and deserve a prosperous community in which to work and enjoy the fruits of their labor. To this end, County officials and staff are committed to ensuring resources and opportunities are available for its people to meet their career and life objectives.
The Anderson County Media Department is responsible for the development of strategic communications planning, leveraging technology such as the internet and social media, to enhance outreach efforts that will educate and engage the public about Anderson County services. The office's focus is on both communications with the public as well as internally to the employees of the organization. We assist with responses to media requests and assist departments with education and outreach through a variety of methods, including video production by Anderson County TV, social media platforms and the county’s website.
Anderson County TV (ACTV) is on the air! Check it out on Charter Spectrum Channel 193 or the County's YouTube Channel. This initiative is being pursued as an outlet to provide citizens with information relating to all facets of Anderson County life. The primary goal is to provide our citizens in all parts of the County with pertinent information regarding governmental operations, the health and welfare of our communities, and upcoming events.
A key component of our work involves partnership with area organizations, including Visit Anderson, the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Anderson County Economic Development Office to emphasize the benefits of conducting business here.
Other partners include:
- Tri-County Technical College
- Anderson University
- Clemson University
- Imagine Anderson
- Local Offices of the US Military
- 263rd AAMDC, SC National Guard
- Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, Department of Defense Organization
- Upstate Warrior Solution