Mayor Brendon M. Barber, Sr.
Brendon M. Barber, Sr. is the Mayor of Georgetown, South Carolina. Prior to being sworn in as Mayor on January 2018, he served on City Council since 1998. He is a 7th generation native of Georgetown and is the son of the late Eli B. and Camille Moses Barber. He and his wife, Pamela, are the proud parents of one daughter, a University of Southern California graduate and three sons, two of whom are Naval Academy graduates. All four are graduates of the Georgetown County School District and have professional careers in California, Nevada, and Florida. They are parents of five grandsons and two granddaughters.
A Winyah High School graduate, Mayor Barber received a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degrees in Urban Development from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI where he attended on a football scholarship.
Mayor Barber is retired from the Georgetown County School District. He has held positions as Safe and Drug Free Schools Coordinator, Interim Assistant Principal, Schools Safety Consultant, School Counselor and Career Specialist for the district. He is a former Head Basketball and Assistant Football Coach for Georgetown High School. He has served as an advisor to the South Carolina Center for Safe Schools-South Carolina Department of Education-State Youth Advisory Board in Columbia, SC and as a National School Safety Advisor for the U.S. Department of Education.
Mayor Barber has been involved with AMIkids, formerly known as Associated Marine Institutes (AMI), on the national level and locally with AMIkids Georgetown, for more than 25 years. He served in numerous positions on the national board and was elevated to Chairman of the National Executive Committee Board. With strong guidance and innovative leadership, Mayor Barber paved the way in 2009 for AMI to be re-branded as AMIkids. AMIkids is a $92 million non-profit corporation with 58 programs in 8 states across the county dedicated to helping youth with a troubled past develop into responsible and productive citizens. He was also instrumental in helping AMIkids Georgetown raise substantial funds to directly benefit the “Kids” and the program by hosting successful annual golf tournaments.
Mayor Barber currently serves on the Sun Trust Commercial Bank Advisory Board, headquartered in Charleston, SC where he has been an active member for more than three years. He also serves on the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments Board of Directors, the South Carolina Floodwater Commission, and the Association of South Carolina Mayors Board of Directors.