The Greer City Council approved Andrew Merriman as the new city administrator on June 23. He will assume the position on Aug. 3, following the retirement of current city administrator Ed Driggers.
Merriman was among 59 nationwide applicants and three finalists for the job.
“After an extensive search, the Greer City Council was fortunate to have three excellent, well-qualified finalists, including Mr. Merriman,” said Greer Mayor Rick Danner. “Through the process of vetting our finalists, Mr. Merriman’s education, job experience, understanding of the position and vision for the future convinced Council he was the best fit to lead Team Greer. Council’s unanimous vote last night indicates our support of Mr. Merriman as Greer’s next city administrator.”
As city administrator, Merriman will be responsible for all municipal departments and operations. He will report directly to the City Council and assume responsibility for developing and implementing city policies and procedures to ensure the proper and responsible management of all city operations, resources and services. He will also be responsible for administrating Greer’s $30 million budget and supervising, directing and evaluating the work of city department managers.
Merriman currently serves as York County, South Carolina’s deputy county administrator. He has previously worked as city manager in Bluefield, West Virginia, and deputy county administrator for Aiken County.
Merriman is a graduate of Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee, and Clemson University.