New City Administrator In Simpsonville

Dianna Gracely to take over

Ed Jenson
January 11, 2018 - 4:46 pm
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The City of Simpsonville announces the hiring of Dianna Gracely as the new City Administrator of Simpsonville, filling the position that was left open in August with the passing of late administrator, Eddie Case.

“On behalf of City Council and the citizens of Simpsonville, I would like to welcome Dianna Gracely to Simpsonville,” stated Mayor Janice Curtis. “Our City Council has a strong vision for the future of Simpsonville. We have great confidence in Ms. Gracely’s background, leadership, and experience to execute our vision as Simpsonville continues to move forward.”

Dianna Gracely is currently the City Administrator of Travelers Rest, where she has been employed since 2005. She has also worked as the City Administrator in Landrum, SC, as a Program Manager at the Appalachian Council of Governments, and as a Legislative/Governmental Affairs Manager for the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Dianna earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Winthrop University and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Clemson University.

Ms. Gracely has played an integral role in the resurgence of Travelers Rest, including the revitalization of Main Street, the conversion of the Swamp Rabbit Trail, the construction of Trailblazer Park, growth and development, and the modernization of City services and facilities.

“I am excited about the opportunity to work alongside City Council and City staff in serving this wonderful community. Like any growing city, Simpsonville has challenges. I am optimistic that my knowledge and skills can assist Council in identifying those challenges, setting goals, and helping Simpsonville reach its full potential” said newly appointed City Administrator, Dianna Gracely.

Since the passing of Eddie Case in August, Fire Chief Wesley Williams has served as Interim City Administrator. “It has been my honor to serve as interim administrator over the last several months, “stated Chief Williams. “I join Mayor Curtis and City Council in welcoming Ms. Gracely to Simpsonville and look forward to working with her in the future.”

 

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