Georgetown's new administrator hired

  • Friday, January 18, 2013

Interim Administrator Carey Smith (left) and newly hired Administrator Chris Carter (right) at Thursday's council meeting.

Georgetown City Council gave unanimous approval Thursday night to the work agreement with Chris Carter, now officially hired as the city's new administrator.
Carter, who was in attendance at the meeting, will begin his new job on Feb. 7.
He is leaving Williston, S.C. where he has been the administrator since Dec. 2010.
Carter's contract is for three years and states Carter will be paid $105,000 annually.
Before taking the job in Williston, Carter was the North Wilkesboro, N.C. town manager for six years.
Carter’s additional professional experience includes serving as interim finance director, planner and supervisor in Sylva, N.C. He also worked as adjunct professor of political science at the Spartanburg Community College.
He graduated from UNC Greensboro and later  received a master’s degree in public administration from Appalachian State.
His wife Joan is a middle school teacher in Flat Rock, N.C. She plans to finish the school year then relocate to Georgetown this summer.

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