Gary M. Mixon was born April 20th in Sumter, SC. He is the son of the late Harry Mixon and Travis Mixon. He is a lifelong resident of Sumter County and is married to Robin Thames Mixon of Sumter. They have three children: Brittanie, Morgan, and Clay.
Gary was appointed County Administrator in July 2011. He has 26 years experience in local government, which 24 years was with Sumter County. Prior to becoming County Administrator, he served four years as Deputy County Administrator, and 22 years as Recreation and Parks Director.
Gary is a graduate of Sumter High School. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Erskine College and a Masters in Public Administration from Troy State University.
Gary is Past President of the Sumter Lions Club, Past President of the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association, Graduate of the Sumter Chamber of Commerce Leadership Sumter Program Class IX, and a Level II Certificate by the South Carolina Association of Counties for Public Officials.
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