Town Council

The Yemassee Town Council is comprised of the Mayor and four council members who serve overlapping four-year terms. Town Council members serve at large, which means each Council Member represents the Town at large as opposed to a specific "ward" or "zone". Town elections take place every two years, unless a situation arises that dictates the calling of a special election.

Our Town Council meetings are typically held the second Tuesday of each month (link to our 2020 Council Dates). Meetings take place at 6:30PM and are held in the Council Chambers located at 101 Town Cir, Yemassee, SC 29945. Agendas and Minutes are posted as quickly as possible. Meeting agendas are typically made available online by 5PM on Friday but may be posted no later than 24 hours prior to the Council Meeting. Stay informed, join our e-mail list and receive our Council Agendas as soon as they are posted.

Overview
The Town Council consists of the Mayor and four council members. Together, they constitute the legislative body of the Town. The Council is responsible for adopting resolutions, enacting new ordinances and work closely with the Town Clerk while he creates the annual budget each fiscal year. The Yemassee Town Council operates under the Council form of government.

Public Comment
The Town Council welcomes your engagement and allows public comment at all Town meetings. Public Comment is limited to two minutes in length and the Comment card should be submitted to the Town Clerk prior to the start of the meeting. You must be present to read your comment.

Useful Links

  • Click here to view our recently adopted Resolutions 
  • Click here to view our recently approved Ordinances
  • Click here to view our Town Council Meeting agendas
  • Click here to view our Town Council Meeting Minutes
  • Click here to learn more about our Boards & Commissions

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Colin Moore Mayor (843) 592-7120
Alfred Washington Council Member (803) 842-5724
Peggy Bing-O'Banner Mayor Pro Tem (843) 589-2565
Michelle Hagan Council Member (843) 589-2565
Charlie Simmons Council Member (843) 589-2565
Matthew Garnes Town Clerk (843) 589-2504