SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (Monday, February 3, 2020) - Summerville Town Council has appointed Rebecca Vance to serve as the Town of Summerville’s next Town Administrator. Council voted to approve Vance’s four year employment contract at a special called council meeting on Friday, January 31, 2020.
“Rebecca Vance has a strong background in local government and administrator experience,” Mayor Ricky Waring said. “Council is impressed with her qualifications, leadership experience, and high ethical standards. We look forward to the tremendous amount of value, transparency, and innovation she’ll bring to Summerville.”
Vance comes to the Town from Dorchester County Government where she served as Deputy Administrator of Community Services. Prior to joining the County, Vance served as the City Manager of Cayce, the City Administrator of Manning, and the Town Administrator of Summerton. She also worked for the Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments and the Sumter City-County Planning Commission earlier in her career.
Vance grew up in Summerville and graduated from Fort Dorchester High School. She earned a Master of Public Administration degree from a joint program between the University of Charleston and University of South Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography with a Minor in Environmental Science from the University of South Carolina.
“I’m honored to work in Summerville with a council that’s passionate about their people and with a staff that values teamwork and service,” Vance said. “I appreciate the trust and confidence in being selected for this position. I look forward to giving back to a community that has given me so much throughout my life.”
Vance will earn an annual salary of $165,000 with benefits. She’s expected to start her new duties on Monday, March 9.