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Executive Department

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.

Mayor’s Office

The Mayor is the chief elected and administrative executive of city government under Mayor/Council form of government.


The City of North Charleston provides an Ombudsman service to support residents in addressing and resolving concerns and disputes. The Ombudsman acts as a neutral and confidential resource, offering guidance, investigating complaints, and facilitating fair resolutions. This office is designed to promote transparency, trust, and accountability within our community. If you have a grievance or need assistance with a city-related issue, our Ombudsman is here to help ensure your voice is heard and your concerns are addressed impartially. For more information call (843) 740-5812 or email Edwin Wright.

Economic Development

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.

Grants Coordinator

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.

Senior Citizen Advocate

The Senior Citizens Advocate assesses seniors in our community to identify the risks of potential and or actual abuse/neglect, exploitation, safety hazards, and other typologies and addresses individual needs with the highest degree of patience and respect to all. Collaborates with families, hospitals, law enforcement, and other community partners to link services. Cases are managed and monitored until risks are minimized or eliminated. For more information call (843) 740-5820 or email Martina Davis

Tourism Coordinator

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.

LGBTQIA+ Liaison

North Charleston has a designated LGBTQIA+ 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 call (843) 740-2520 or email Ryan Johnson.

Emergency Preparedness

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 Delmar Johnson.

School Liaison

The School Liaison acts as the primary intermediary between educational institutions and the Mayor’s Office. This role is dedicated to facilitating communication, addressing concerns, and fostering collaborative relationships to enhance educational initiatives within the community. . For more information call (843) 740-2588 or email Dr. Kathi Love.

Homeless Coordinator

The Homeless Coordinator within the Office of the Mayor assists individuals who are experiencing or are on the verge of becoming homeless by connecting them to resources within the community to assist with overcoming barriers associated with homelessness. The Homeless Coordinator also assists with linking individuals to drug and alcohol and mental health services.  The Homeless Coordinator works with local businesses and residents within the community to address concerns of homelessness. To receive more information call (843) 460-1609 or email Brandon Lilienthal.