Columbia – The board of the Municipal Association of South Carolina selected Todd Glover to be the organization's seventh executive director.
Glover has served as city administrator in North Augusta since 2012. During his tenure in North Augusta, he spearheaded the multimillion-dollar Riverside Village public-private partnership along the Savannah River. This development is a mixed-use development that also includes SRP Park, the new home to the Augusta GreenJackets, a minor league baseball team.
Glover is no stranger to the Municipal Association. He was the president of the South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund for two years and serves on the Association's legislative committee.
"I am excited and humbled to be chosen to lead this great organization," Glover said. "Cities and towns are the backbone of our state, and it's my intention to expand the services and opportunities that the Association already provides so our cities and towns can grow even stronger."
Glover has been a staple in local government for more than 20 years.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina Aiken, Glover also received a Master of Public Administration from Augusta State University. He began his career with the Lower Savannah Council of Governments. Before joining North Augusta as city administrator, he served as assistant county administrator in Aiken County and the management services director in Columbia County, Georgia.
The board of directors worked through a months-long search process to find a permanent executive director. Eric Budds, deputy executive director of the Association, served as the interim executive director since February.
"We are excited to have Todd leading our Association and the board looks forward to working with him and our great Association staff on moving cities and towns forward," said Dennis Raines, mayor of Mauldin and president of the Municipal Association.
Glover begins at the Association on November 11.