Ed Driggers, Greer’s city administrator for 20 years will retire in July. The announcement was made by Driggers during Tuesday’s Greer City Council meeting.
“This is, foremost, the beginning of a period of transition. We have much work to accomplish over the next eight months and this announcement creates a framework in which to do that,” Driggers said in a prepared statement. “After more than 30 years of public service and 13 years in the private sector, I look forward to this next chapter in my life. I am so proud of the things we have accomplished over the past 20 years – none of which could have been done without the dedicated team I have the privilege to work with.”
Driggers, has been with the City of Greer since 2000 and is responsible for administering the City of Greer budget and performing required financial reporting.
“One of my first acts as mayor in 2000 was to hire a city administrator during a period when the City of Greer was changing dramatically,” said City of Greer Mayor Rick Danner in a statement. “Ed Driggers not only brought stability to our organization but also helped plan and execute the blueprint that today has made Greer one of the most dynamic cities in South Carolina. Ed will leave a tremendous legacy and Greer City Council will begin a search to locate the individual who, as city administrator, will help write the next chapter in our city’s history.”
Greer City Council will determine the recruiting and hiring process for the new administrator, the City of Greer told The Greenville Journal today.
Accomplishments during Driggers’ tenure
- Population growth over 75% in Greer
- New $23 million municipal complex – includes Greer City Hall and Greer City Park
- Help revived Greer’s historical central business district – known as Greer Station
- CenterG Streetscape Project – scheduled completion of spring 2020.
- Served as chair of the Partnership for Tomorrow’s Greer Community Master Plan committee