Oconee County Council

Meeting Dates

All meetings dates can be accessed through the web calendar on the home screen.

Council meetings are now live streamed on You Tube!

Council Meetings are held on the 1st and the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. (excluding July and August which will meet only on the third Tuesday of the month) in County Council Chambers located at 415 South Pine Street, Walhalla, S.C.(unless otherwise advertised).

At each regularly scheduled Council meeting there will be a Public Comment Session(beginning at 6:00 p.m.) which is limited to a maximum of forty (40) minutes with four (4) minutes allocated per person. If you wish to speak during the Public Comment Session you may do so by placing your name on the sign up sheet in Council Chambers prior to the meeting.

Everyone speaking before Council should do so in a civil manner. Council will not tolerate personal attacks on individual council members, county staff or any person or group. Racial slurs will not be permitted. All citizens addressing Council and all Boards and Commission appointed by Council should do so at the appropriate time as noted on their agendas and in an appropriate manner.

Representatives from Foothills YMCA and Upstate Chapter of the American Red Cross accepted Proclamation 2021-07, Recognizing May as National Water Safety Month at the May 18, 2021 County Council meeting.
(Back Row)
County Council members Julian Davis, III; Glenn Hart; Paul Cain
(Front Row)
County Council member Matthew Durham; Chase Kuhlman, Walhalla Pool Coordinator; Grayce Howard, YMCA Aquatics Director; Christle Ross, YMCA Chief Executive Officer, Tiffany Santagati, Upstate Chapter of the American Red Cross Board member, Bob DiBella, Vice-Chairman and Upstate Chapter of the American Red Cross Board member; County Council member John Elliott
Law Enforcement Officers that were present accepted Proclamation 2021-05, Recognizing May 15, 2021 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 9, 2021 through May 15, 2021 as National Police Week at the May 4, 2021 County Council meeting.
(Back Row)
County Council members Julian Davis, III; Paul Cain, John Elliott, Glenn Hart, Matthew Durham
(Front Row)
Deputies of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office
Oconee County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatchers accepted Proclamation 2021-04, Recognizing the week of April 11, 2021 through April 17, 2021 as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week at the April 20, 2021 County Council meeting.
(Back Row: Left to Right)
John Elliott (District I), Paul Cain (District III), Julian Davis (District IV), Matthew Durham (District II), & Glenn Hart (District V)
(Front Row: Left to Right)
Chad Cater, Katie Johns, Lisa Willis, Tim Floyd, & Ashley Galloway
Leslie Hagerty, Director/Curator of the Oconee History Museum, accepted Proclamation 2021-03, Recognizing April as National Donate Life Month, during the April 20, 2021 County Council meeting.
(Left to Right)

John Elliott (District I), Leslie Hagerty (Director/Curator of the Oconee History Museum), Glenn Hart (District V), Paul Cain (District III), Julian Davis, III (District IV), Matthew Durham (District II).

The Oconee County Conservation Bank accepted a donation from Duke Energy on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in the amount of $618,000.
Thanks to Duke Energy for the generous donation.
(Left to Right)
Alan Stuart(Duke Energy Senior Project Manager), Shea Airey(Conservation Bank Chairman), Paul Cain(County Council Chairman), and Emily DeRoberts(Duke Energy, SC Government & Community Relations District Manager)
For the second year in a row Oconee County is featured in National Geographic. This time in the NatGeo's Traveller UK series, titled "National Geographic 50 of the World's Last Great Places".
(This PDF contains the full article and some beautiful photographs)

This special publication by the National Geographic features as their #9 choice "Jocassee Gorges - An Intense Concentration of Waterfalls". The article centers on North & South Carolina and also features two pages showing the beautiful and rare Oconee Bell.

South Carolina Association of Counties Friday Report
View the current and past Friday Reports prepared weekly by the Association regarding pending issues before the state legislature.
Destination Oconee - Realizing the Future of Oconee County

Our Mission

It is the mission of Oconee County to provide our current and future citizens and visitors quality services while protecting our communities, heritage, environment and natural resources, in an ever-changing world.


Oconee County – A diverse, growing, safe, vibrant community guided by rural traditions and shaped by natural beauty; where employment, education and recreation offer a rich quality of life for all generations, both today and tomorrow.


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415 S. Pine St.
Walhalla, SC 29691