|Councilman-Kelvin Washington - Chair
553 Adams Scott Road
Gadsden, SC 29052
Phone: (803) 404-1530
Term expires: 2016
Mr. Kelvin E. Washington Sr. was elected to office in November 2008 and represents Richland County Council District 10.
In January 2012, Washington was elected the current County Council Chairman. His District covers the majority of the
Lower Richland Area including Hopkins, Eastover and Gadsden as well as the historic Arthurtown community.
Mr. Washington goals for his time on council include working with his fellow council member to bring much needed and
necessary infrastructure (water and sewer, road improvements and bike and walking paths) to the constituents of
District 10 as well as achieving “Smart Development” to be implemented throughout the county, particularly in the
rural communities of his district.
He has been a steward for the Lower Richland Community for the past 20 years serving in such capacities as former
Volunteer Fire Chief of Hopkins Fire Station, member of the Richland County Transportation Study Commission, member
of the Richland County Recreation Commission Bond and Park Design Review Committee, Columbia-Sumter Empowerment Zone
– Transportation Representative and Vice-Chair of The Renaissance Foundation. Mr. Washington’s service inspired him
to run for office in order to help establish and implement controlled growth for District 10 and its constituents.
Mr. Washington brings an extensive background in transportation to council. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering
from South Carolina State University and has completed the following courses: Strategic Leadership for State
Executives- Duke University, SCDOT’s Strategic Training for Transportation Agency Representatives and the Federal
Highway Administration’s National Highway Institute for Professional Development.
He currently works for the South Carolina Department of Transportation and has previously been the President and
CEO of Global Asset Management Solutions, LLC.
Mr. Washington is married to the former Valerie Scott and the couple has two children.
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