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Brendon M. Barber, Sr. is the Mayor of Georgetown, South Carolina. Prior to being sworn in as Mayor in January 2018, he served on City Council since 1998. He is a 7th generation native of Georgetown and is the son of the late Eli B. and Camille Moses Barber. He and his wife, Pamela, are the proud parents of one daughter, a University of Southern California graduate and three sons, two of whom are Naval Academy graduates. All four are graduates of the Georgetown County School District and have professional careers in California, Nevada, and Florida. They are also proud grandparents of five grandsons and two granddaughters. Mayor Barber attended Howard High School for two years before graduating from Winyah High School. Mayor Barber received a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degrees in Urban Development from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan where he attended on a football scholarship. He is also a graduate of the Municipal Association of South Carolina Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government.
Mayor Barber is retired from the Georgetown County School District. He has held positions as Safe and Drug Free Schools Coordinator, Interim Assistant Principal, Schools Safety Consultant, School Counselor and Career Specialist for the district. He is a former Head Basketball and Assistant Football Coach for Georgetown High School. He has served as an advisor to the South Carolina Center for Safe Schools-South Carolina Department of Education-State Youth Advisory Board in Columbia, SC and as a National School Safety Advisor for the U.S. Department of Education.
Mayor Barber has been involved with AMIkids, formerly known as Associated Marine Institutes (AMI), on the national level and locally with AMIkids Georgetown, for more than 25 years. He served in numerous positions on the national board and was elevated to Chairman of the National Executive Committee Board. With strong guidance and innovative leadership, Mayor Barber paved the way in 2009 for AMI to be re-branded as AMIkids. AMIkids is a $92 million non-profit corporation with 58 programs in 8 states across the county dedicated to helping youth with a troubled past develop into responsible and productive citizens. He was also instrumental in helping AMIkids Georgetown raise substantial funds to directly benefit the “Kids” and the program by hosting successful annual golf tournaments.
Mayor Barber is currently the Executive Director for Helping Hands of Georgetown and serves on the SunTrust Commercial Bank (now Truist) Advisory Board, headquartered in Charleston, SC where he has been an active member for more than three years. He also serves on the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments Board of Directors, the South Carolina Floodwater Commission, the Association of South Carolina Mayors and the Municipal Association of South Carolina Board of Directors. He is a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
Mayor Pro Tempore Clarence C. Smalls has served City Council since 1996. A native of Georgetown, he is retired from the City of Georgetown Police Department and the proprietor of Transport Service: Winyah. Councilmember Smalls is a graduate of Howard High School and the South Carolina Police Academy. He is also a veteran of the US Army and a member of the local ILA Association. A servant leader who listens and advocates policies that will benefit all constituents.
Councilmember Carol Jayroe is an area native. Carol spent more than two decades in bank management in Georgetown County. Long a community leader, Carol has been involved in many of the area’s most respected charitable endeavors including past President of Georgetown County United Way, Board Member of Good Friends, Elder in Georgetown Presbyterian Church, past President of Tidelands Community Hospice and board member of the Coastal Community Foundation and President of The Bunnelle Foundation. She further serves her community as a member of Georgetown City Council. Married to Edwin, a local harbor pilot, having one son, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters, the family enjoys boating the beautiful waters of the area.
Councilman Al Joseph was elected to City Council as of January 2016. A native of Georgetown, attended Winyah High School and Winthrop University and has been involved with numerous civic and volunteer organizations in the City of Georgetown. Employed by Palmetto Environmental Solutions, a Georgetown based company with locations throughout South and North Carolina.
Councilmember Tupelo Humes is a native of Georgetown and a graduate of Georgetown High School. He is a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.
Councilmember Hobson Henry Milton is a native of Georgetown and a graduate of Howard High School. He is a retired Longshoreman of over 37 years and is the owner of Milton and Sons Repair and Renovations. He is an active member and Trustee at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. Councilmember Milton is a leader who loves this city and enjoys spending time with his family. He is appreciative of the confidence placed in him and is ready to serve the citizens of the City of Georgetown.