Elected to serve the citizens of Pacolet
Frequently Asked Questions
Pacolet Town Council operates under the Council Form of Government and acts as the Town’s legislative branch and policy-making body. The council also looks to the Town’s goals, major projects, and infrastructure improvements ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning.
Town Council consists of 6 council members and the mayor. Individual council members serve four-year terms and are elected by residents of the districts in which they live and represent. The exception is the mayor, who is elected at large (by all residents) to serve a four-year term. The Town Council appoints a Town Administrator to run the Town’s day-to-day operations.
The mayor presides over Town Council meetings, represents the Town at ceremonial events, and signs documents on behalf of the Town Council. In addition, the Town Council elects one of its members to serve as mayor pro tempore for a two-year term. The mayor pro tempore acts as the mayor in the mayor’s absence.
We, the people of Pacolet, hold the following to be true that we:
bear responsibility for the future of our community;
continue as stewards of nature’s blessings entrusted to us in this place;
cherish and protect our community, its people, and all our assets, ensuring sustainability for generations to come.
Acknowledging these truths, we commit to one another and our community the following:
to preserve the character of our community
to care for one another, especially guiding our youth and caring for our aging population
to recognize, celebrate and accept diversity at all levels
to continue the Pacolet tradition of neighbor helping neighbor
to realize our connection to the river and its role in our lives
to preserve and celebrate our natural, physical and cultural history
to provide recreational and learning activities for our citizens
to plan and manage future growth to benefit our community
to promise a lifelong commitment to our home, Pacolet