County Council

 

countycouncilpanel1-0Meetings 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the Month.5:30pm  –Open to public.
PO Box 445 /200 Courthouse Square
Laurens, SC 29360

 

Agendas & Minutes
Boards and Commissions
Financial Reports
GIS -District Map

The General Assembly of South Carolina chartered Laurens County to operate under the “Council Form of Government” with passage of the Local Government  Law (Home Rule Act).  Laurens County Council is composed of seven (7) members, each of whom are elected from a single-member district.  Each Council Member serves a four-year, staggered term.  During one election cycle, three (3) seats of Council (Districts 1,4, and 5) are up for election.  During the next cycle, four (4) Council seats (Districts 2, 3, 6 and 7) are up for election.  The County Council Chair and Vice Chair positions are nominated and appointed among the full Council. The Vice Chairman carries out the duties of the Chairman in his / her absence.

Laurens County Council serves as the legislative, policy-making body for Laurens County Government through the adoption of budgets, ordinances, policy and procedure and resolutions.  The seven (7) Member Council is considered a “Council Form of Government.” Meetings are conducted upstairs in the Historic Courthouse located on the Public Square in Downtown Laurens.