Williston has found an interim administrator to fill the position while the town searches for someone to take the reins full time.
Roger LeDuc (pronounced le-duke), currently the town administrator in Edgefield, will work part time in Williston.
Current administrator Chris Carter is leaving next week to take the same position in Georgetown. Carter has been in Williston since December 2010.
The decision to hire LeDuc was made during a special-called council meeting Thursday, Jan. 24. Council went into closed session to discuss the hiring. LeDuc was at the meeting and spoke to council before the members voted unanimously to hire him as interim administrator.
LeDuc, an engineer, has been in city management since the early ‘80s when he was the public works director for North Augusta. He most recently worked for the city of Aiken and Edgefield County before becoming administrator for the town of Edgefield.
LeDuc is originally from Illinois and received his undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Illinois. He was recognized as a "Top Ten Public Works Leader" in North America in 2000 and was chosen as "Aiken Community Man of the Year" in 2011, according to his resume.
During the meeting, Mayor Tommy Rivers said he was glad to have LeDuc aboard.
LeDuc told council members he's looking forward to working with them.
The city will continue to advertise for a full-time administrator through the S.C. Municipal Association.
Carter was at the meeting and said the town made a good choice bringing in LeDuc.
Williston's next regular council meeting is scheduled for Feb. 11.
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