• District 3 - James (Jimmy) R. Byrd, Jr. - Vice Chairman

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    District 3 - James (Jimmy) R. Byrd, Jr. - Vice Chairman

    Feb 7 2020 Jimmy Byrd Portrait 1
    Contact Information:
    Post Office Box 1913
    Sumter, SC  29151
    Mobile Phone: 803-468-1719
    Fax: 803-436-2108

    A lifelong resident of Sumter, South Carolina, Councilman Jimmy Byrd is the elected Council member for District #3.
    He is the son of James and Carolyn Byrd. Mr. Byrd graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He also served as the Student Government President during his tenure at USC-Sumter. Councilman Byrd also served as President of the USC Sumter Alumni Association from 2008-2010.

    He was elected on Dec. 19, 2006, in a special election; then in November 2008, Councilman Byrd was elected to serve his first full term on Sumter County Council.

    In his capacity on Sumter County Council, Councilman Byrd has served as the Chairman of the Internal Affairs Committee and member of the City-County Liaison Committee, the Public Safety Committee, and the Technology/Personnel Committee.  He is also a member of the SUATS Committee, Shaw-Sumter Community Council, and was a member of the Sumter School Transition Committee. Additionally, Councilman Byrd represents Council as the Educational Liaison. 

    Councilman Byrd has been honored as the recipient of the Ronald Reagan Activist Award in 1996. He is also a graduate of the South Carolina Association Of Counties Institute Classes, Levels I and II; and a 2002 graduate from the S.C. Economic Developer’s School, Tate Center, College Of Charleston Business College during 2007. He currently serves as the Vice Chairman of Sumter County Council. 

    Councilman Jimmy Byrd is married to his wife, Candice. They are active members of Bethesda Church of God.