City Administrator
Shannon Herman

City Administration provides support and direction for the delivery of exceptional customer service to City of Travelers Rest citizens, visitors, City Council, and city employees.

The Administrator provides assistance and guidance to the Mayor and City Council and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City Government. They provide financial advice, prepare the annual budget for review and approval by City Council and ensure the effective delivery of city services within the approved budget.

City Clerk & Treasurer
Carson Ruffrage

The City Clerk records and maintains official actions of the council, prepares minutes of council meetings, organizes, and distributes agendas and supporting documentation for council meetings, and provides administrative support to the council.

The City Clerk also coordinates, on behalf of the city council, the applications, appointments, and expirations of board and commission members, and serves as staff liaison to support each of the boards and commissions.

In addition, the City Clerk is responsible for retrieving, storing, and preserving city council records.  The Clerk also serves as a staff liaison to the Municipal Election Commission.

License & Permitting Specialist
Renee Smouse

The License & Permitting Specialist assists with residential and commercial permit processing, inspection scheduling, business licenses, hospitality & accommodation taxes, minor accounting, and more.

Communications & Events Director
Beth Sicignano

The events and communications director is responsible for marketing, communications, digital content, programs and events within the city.

Economic Development Plan

Document Title Description
Market Analysis and Economic Development Plan This report provides 2017 data that updates the information from the 2012 Market Analysis & Economic Development plan. Sections of the original report remain intact.

Freedom of Information Act

Please click the link below to complete a FOIA request form.  Please see the Fee Schedule (under Businesses – Applications and Forms) for costs.  For questions, please call 864.834.8740.  Completed forms should be emailed to the City Clerk at

Freedom of Information Act Request Form