The Honorable Tommy Dunn
The Anderson County Council office consists of seven County Council members, and a Clerk to Council. Our mission is to effectively serve the citizens of Anderson County by providing a safe place for the citizens of Anderson County to live, work, and play.
History of County Council
Anderson County and its county seat, Anderson, were named form Revolutionary War General Robert Anderson (1741 - 1812). In 1801, Samuel Earle established Andersonville from 340 acres he had purchased from Robert Anderson, for whom the town was named. Samuel and Baylis Earle served as commissioners who laid out the town which was then located at the juncture of the Seneca and Savannah Rivers near Harrison's Ferry. The town served as an important trading center for the Upstate. The area was given its present name in 1826, when Pendleton District was split into Anderson and Pickens. Anderson County contains 718 square miles in the Piedmont area. It is bordered on the west by the Savannah River and Lake Hartwell, on the North by Pickens and Oconee Counties, on the east by the Saluda River, and on the south by Abbeville County.
Anderson County consists of seven districts in a Council-Administrator form of government under the South Carolina Home Rule Act of 1976. Council members are elected in the general election for terms of two years commencing on the First of January following their election. The Council employs an Administrator who is the administrative head of the county government and is responsible for the administration of all departments of the county government which the council has authority to control.
County Mission Statement
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.
Clerk to Council
Ms. Lacey Croegaert
Biography: Ms. Croegaert, a native of Illinois, has served as Clerk to Council since January 2018. She and her husband Shane are the proud parents of three children.
Education: Associate of Applied Science, Business Administration, Forrest College
Contact: (864) 260-1036 or Email
Hon. Craig Wooten
Biography: Lifelong resident of Anderson County. Graduated Pendleton High School. Married to wife Abby with four children.
Education: Received his BS from Clemson University in Management and Accounting with emphasis in International Studies.
Profession: Principal Consulting with The International C, LLC. Firm focused on International and Governmental Business Development.
Community Involvement: Member of Concord Baptist Church. Anderson Red Cross Advisory Board Member, Ambassador ANMED Health, Anderson YMCA Major Gifts Committee, Former Board Member Anderson Crisis Pregnancy Center, South Carolina District Export Council.
Current Standing Committees/Boards: Chairman of Procurement ADHOC Committee, Economic Development/Public Safety/Recycling & Solid Waste/Planning and Public Works/ and Terminal ADHOC Board Member; Board Member of Development Corporation of Anderson County.
Contact: (864) 276-8867 or Email