Town of Ridgeland
One Town Square
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
(843) 726-7500

Town Council

The Town of Ridgeland is governed under a Council form of government, with a Town administrator running day-to-day activities. The mayor serves a four year term, and four council members serve staggered, four-year terms.


From left to right:

Grady Woods; Josephine Boyles; Joey Malphrus, Mayor; Tommy Rhodes; Christopher Dubose

Town Council Videos

Town Council Minutes and Agenda

2016 Budget Timeline

April 28, 2016     Budget Draft to Council.
May 5, 2016        2:00 p.m. Budget Workshop.
May 12, 2016      3:00 p.m. Budget Workshop. (Only if needed)
May 19, 2016      First Reading of Budget.
June 2, 2016       Public Hearing & Second Reading Budget.


Proposed Ordinances 2016

Budget 2016

Water and Sewer Rates 2016

Business License 2016

Hon. Joey Malphrus

Tommy Rhodes
Mayor Pro Tempore
Josephine Boyles
Council Member
Chris Dubose
Council Member

Grady Woods
Council Member

Councilor Grady Woods is a native of Jasper County.  He graduated from Thomas Heyward Academy in 1980 and earned a Masters and Bachelor of Architecture from The Savannah College of Art and Design. He is married to Evie Woods and has one daughter and two sons.  He has been active in his community for many years and has previously served a term on the Ridgeland Town Council.  He is a former member of the Ridgeland Planning Commission, Jasper County Planning Commission and Board Member of the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce.

Dennis E. Averkin
Town Administrator

Dennis Averkin was hired as the Town of Ridgeland's Administrator in September, 2016. A native of San Antonio, Texas, he went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in Financial Management from Clemson University, then his Master's of Science in Management from Purdue University's Krannert School of Management.  He brings extensive experience in South Carolina Municipal and County government and is a member of the ICMA.  Before coming to the town of Ridgeland, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Colleton County, South Carolina.




One Town Square
Ridgeland, South Carolina 29936
(843) 726-7500