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Eric Budds
Deputy Executive Director
Eric joined the Association in 2010. He was named as interim executive director in February 2019. He most recently served as deputy executive director. Previously, he served for 21 years as chief administrative officer in three South Carolina cities - Ridgeland, Walterboro and Newberry. During his tenure as a city manager, Eric served on the Association's board of directors as well as the board of trustees for the SC Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund and SC Local Government Assurance Group programs.
Eric has a bachelor's degree in urban studies from the College of Charleston and a master's in public administration from the University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston.  Additionally, he holds a credentialed manager's designation from the International City/County Management Association and served as president of the South Carolina City/County Management Association in 2004.
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