Town Management

Town Council and Commissions

Kathryn Turbeville - Mayor

Kathryn served on Town Council for two years before being elected Mayor in 2020. She loves the small-town atmosphere but sees a lot of potential for growth. Her biggest hope is to see Main Street revitalization in the near future. She has been a Turbeville resident since 1982. She graduated from East Clarendon High School and holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. Mayor Turbeville has owned and operated a retail business for over 30 years. She was one of the founding members of the Turbeville Business and Professional Association. Turbeville has also been a part of the Puddin’ Swamp Festival and Clarendon County Dancing with the Stars. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, she is a big supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness and loves to give support to others facing this disease. Kathryn is a member of Olive Grove Church where she has attended since childhood. In her spare time, she likes to read and is a member of a local book club. Her immediate family all live in the Turbeville area and her granddaughter, Karly Jo, is her pride and joy.

Tammy Hicks - Councilmember

Tammy Hicks was elected to Turbeville Town Council in August 2020. Raised in Lynchburg, SC where she attended Hudgens Academy Tammy has resided in Turbeville since 1976. She is a member of the Turbeville Southern Methodist Church where she serves on the Missions Committee, co-teaches her Sunday School Class, is a member of the Ladies Missions Auxiliary and is a member of the Missions Team which she has traveled on mission trips for the past 12 years to Honduras, Panama, and England. Tammy has two children and three grandchildren that also live in Turbeville and her favorite thing to do is to watch them in their sporting events, pageants, etc. Tammy has been employed by Pepsi Cola of Florence for 33 years as Pricing Coordinator and Executive Administrator to the General Manager. She was the first female firefighter in Turbeville when it was just a volunteer fire department under the leadership of Mr. Van Green and was also a Charter Member of The Turbeville Rescue Squad. Tammy also enjoys serving her community in many ways like Habitat for Humanity, Help 4 Kids, and United Way. Tammy’s experiences have shown her how to work and communicate with people with many diverse backgrounds. She loves to interact with people and never misses a chance to talk to and listen to others for advice and ideas to better herself and her community. Tammy has always loved the small town of Turbeville where everyone feels like family and would not want to live anywhere else.

Herbert Mims - Town Councilman

Herbert Mims has served on the Turbeville town council since July 2013. In 2009 he retired from a long career with the Lance Corporation. He is married and he and his wife have three adult daughters and one adult son. He is active in the Turbeville Southern Methodist Church. Herbert is presently serving as mayor pro-tem for the town council.

Doyl Gray - Town Councilman

Doyl was elected to the town council in November of 2019. Gray had served as the police chief for Turbeville for 20 years. While serving as chief he was also responsible for the public works department and is keenly aware of the challenges of operating a small town. He has said that the community had given him 20 years of employment and sees service on council as an opportunity to give back to the community.

Judy Coker - Councilmember

Judy Coker was recently elected to the Turbeville Town Council in 2020. A native of Orangeburg she graduated from Winthrop University with a BS degree in Physical Education. After teaching and coaching for 45 years (34 of which were at East Clarendon High School) she retired to just enjoy life itself. Her experience in those two areas of schoolwork have taught her how to interact with people with different points of view and backgrounds to achieve what is fair and just for all concerned. She loves the town of Turbeville because of its closeness and genuine concern for each other and looks forward to serving the people of this special town. Her proudest achievements and honors at East Clarendon included mastering new trends in technology and teaching methods even in physical education, sponsoring the return of the one Prom for Juniors and Seniors, and building a statewide competitive softball and volleyball program to be reckoned with. She helped to start the Turbeville Summer Recreation Softball Program. She also served as the volleyball and softball region chairperson for several years as well as the Lower State representative on the Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Board for the SC High School League. Judy is a member and pianist for Pine Grove United Methodist Church. She, also, plays the piano for Nazareth UMC. She is a member of the Turbeville Ruritan Club. She and her late husband, Norman Coker, have two children, Warren and Susan and a grandson, Austin.

Kaitlin Alexander - Municipal Clerk

Kaitlin Alexander has been employed as Town Clerk of Turbeville since October 2020. A lifelong resident of Turbeville, she is a 2013 honor graduate of East Clarendon High School where she was a member of the Lady Wolverines’ softball team. She continued her love of softball, became a college softball player on the University of South Carolina-Sumter Fireant team, and graduated in 2016. Her prior community involvement includes serving as a volunteer for the Clarendon County Dancing with the Stars, Habitat for Humanity, and coaching softball for the Turbeville Recreation Department. Kaitlin is a member of Olanta Baptist church where she serves on the John Thomas Truluck Scholarship Committee and is a member of the WMU. She is a daughter of Tony and Susie Alexander of Turbeville and has one sister, Emily.

Bill Taylor - Town Administrator

Bill began serving as the part-time town administrator for the Town of Turbeville in May 2019. A native of Ware Shoals, SC, Bill has been involved in local government in South Carolina for more than 44 years. He is a graduate of Clemson University and has a Masters’ degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia. He has served as Economic & Community Development Director for the Upper Savannah Council of Governments in Greenwood, SC; Community Development Director and Assistant City Administrator for the City of Lancaster, SC; and for 29 years as the Town Administrator for the Town of Cheraw. He also served as a Field Service Manager for the Municipal Association of SC for 9 years working with 154 cities and towns across 26 counties in eastern SC providing training and technical assistance for local municipal officials. Bill retired from MASC in August of 2018 and established a local consulting firm (Local Government Solutions SC LLC) still working with local governments on administrative issues and special projects. Bill has been involved in numerous civic and non-profit organizations over the years. He has served as the president of the SC City and County Management Association as well as a Southeastern regional vice-president on the International City & County Management Association (ICMA) Executive Board. He and his wife, Mindy, live in Florence, SC and have three married children and are proud grandparents to five grandsons who live in Florence, Gastonia, NC, and New York City.

Ellis Evans - Public Works Director

Ellis has served as the public works director for the Town of Turbeville since January 2006. In this capacity he is responsible for overseeing the operation of the town’s water and wastewater utility systems in addition to the maintenance and upkeep of town-owned properties and public rights-of-way. He and his limited crew attempt to address customer needs and concerns in a friendly and efficient manner. Ellis and his wife, Melissa, have three children Jordan, Bailey, and Justin. Ellis has served as a member of the Clarendon County School District Three Board of Trustees since 2012 and is a current member of the Southern Methodist Church. In addition to enjoying time with his family, Ellis is a football and baseball fan and enjoys spending time fishing and other water sports.

Turbeville Staff