The Executive Department’s diversified staff includes the Office of the Mayor, Economic Development, Grants Coordinator, the Office on Education, Youth, and Family, the Office on Aging, Tourism Coordinator, Emergency Preparedness, and Risk Management.
The Mayor is the chief elected and administrative executive of city government under Mayor/Council form of government.
The Economic Development department of the Mayor’s Office will assist any business wishing to expand or relocate to North Charleston including coordination with other municipal and governmental agencies. For more information call (843) 740-2520 or email Ryan Johnson.
Numerous techniques have evolved to enable local governments to finance needed capital improvements and economic development strategies. There are numerous local, state and federal grants available for financing a large number of local programs including infrastructure, beautification projects and transportation improvements. For more information call (843) 740-2588 or email Shannon Praete.
Office on Aging
The Office on Aging provides centralized access to diverse programs and individualized services for older adults, dependent adults, and their families so they can preserve their independence. Working in conjunction with the Police Department, concerns such as financial exploitation, abuse, neglect, and mental health issues are addressed to improve the quality of life of the seniors in our community. To receive more information call (843) 740-5820 or email Kim Ford.
An Ombudsman is an impartial dispute-resolutioner, whose major function is to provide informal assistance to citizens and to assist citizens with county concerns and request for service. The city’s Ombudsman receives and investigates concerns and requests for service, develops or identifies a range of responsible options to resolve problems and facilitate discussion, and helps citizens find alternative solutions and develop new ways to solve problems themselves. To contact the City’s Ombudsman, call (843) 740-5819 or email Teddie Pryor.
Performs professional work in the planning, organizing, and implementing tourism and marketing programs and activities to increase public awareness of and participation in City leisure and tourism opportunities. For more information call (843) 740-5843 or email Amy Heath.
A structured approach to managing uncertainty through risk assessment, developing strategies to manage it, and mitigation of risk using managerial resources. Functions include property/casualty and workers compensation activities, OSHA compliance and drug testing. For more information call (843) 740-2525 or email Leslie Mitchum.
North Charleston has a designated LBGT Liaison to be a resource to the community and ensure all voices are heard. If you are aware of anyone in need or anyone facing discrimination based on sexual orientation call (843) 740-2527 or email Julie Elmore.
Taxi Cab Compliance Office
The Taxi Compliance Office regulates the operating procedures of taxicabs in the City of North Charleston. Effective July 1, 2009, all taxicab drivers will be required to have a Taxi Driver’s Permit and an annual taxicab inspection, in addition to a City of North Charleston Business License.
Our Emergency Preparedness personnel advises city staff on operational and technical matters related to our emergency management programs. In addition, policies and operating procedures are developed for the implementation of public safety programs and homeland security activities in the City of North Charleston. When needed, these plans and procedures are used in response to and recovery from natural and man-made disasters/emergencies such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, industrial accidents, terrorist attacks, etc. For more information call (843) 740-2884 or email Butch Barfield.
The School Liaison serves as a point of the contact for schools with the Mayor’s Office. For more information call (843) 740-2588 or email Shannon Praete.