The Administration Department is charged with the leadership of town operations and executes policies set by the Council.

The Administration Department handles official town communications, assists with the procurement of goods and services for all departments, writes and administers grants, handles risk management of town assets, develops and implements the town's budget, collects revenues, serves as accounts payable for all town departments, handles the record keeping and preservation of all town ordinances, official records and historic documents, handles payroll, personnel benefits and human resource matters, performs the legal and judicial functions for the town and handles all matters related to municipal court.  This department is charged with the management of town investments (Special Revenue Funds), as well as the General Fund, Water Fund and Sewer Fund.  The Administration Department serves as the primary point of contact for residents and visitors.

The Administration Department is comprised of six (6) full-time employees.  Staff includes the Town Administrator, Assistant Town Administrator, Municipal Clerk,  Senior Finance Clerk, Accounting Clerk, and Special Projects Coordinator.


Our mission is to maintain a safe, family-oriented, environmentally friendly atmosphere by providing an open government and effective, efficient and accountable delivery of public services.  We value our community's input regarding services and will work toward providing services the community wants.  

Beachfront Management Plan

Town of Edisto Beach Personnel Manual (June 2023)

2020 Lowcountry Region Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Edisto Beach Recreation Master Plan

Hurricane Preparedness Presentation

Mark D. Aakhus Town Administrator

Dominica "Dee" Stalvey Assistant Town Administrator

Donna Iskra Municipal Clerk/HR Assistant

Phyllis Barnhill McElveen Special Projects Coordinator

Patty Saunders Senior Finance Clerk

Nicole Gilland Accounting Clerk