Please note that in response to the threat of COVID-19, the Laurens County Council Chambers or designated location will be restricted to access to council and required staff only. The general public and press/media access to the meeting will be provided by a live video stream from the County’s website at www.laurenscountysc. The video of the Council meeting will be also archived on the county’s website at www.laurenscountysc.
Citizen public comments and public hearing comments will be accepted in writing via email and directed to the Clerk to Council at email@example.com or mailed to the County Council’s Office, PO Box 445, Laurens, SC 29360. If received prior to the distribution of the agenda packages, your comments will be forwarded to the full Council. ALL written comments must be received by NOON on the date of the Council meeting. Others received after this designated day and hour will not be read until the next meeting of Council.
Upcoming Council Meeting Schedule
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.
County Council Meetings
2nd & 4th Tuesday’s
200 Courthouse Square
Laurens, SC 29360
~~~Open to the public~~~
M. Kemp Younts | District 1
Joseph E. Wood, Jr. | District 2
Garrett C. McDaniel | District 3
Brown Patterson | District 4
Jeffrey Dean Carroll | District 5
Diane B. Anderson | District 6
David A. Pitts | District 7
Betty C.Walsh | Clerk to Council