The Town of Port Royal has a Council/Manager form of government (also referred to as the Town Manager Plan). The government is under the control of a professional manager. The mayor's obligations typically include chairing the council meetings and performing many of the symbolic duties of the town, such as greeting special guests and signing official documents on behalf of the town. The manager is in charge of the day-to-day operations of government, including the hiring and firing of administrative employees. Under this system, the professional manager reports directly to the council. All other administrative employees report directly to the town manager. The Town of Port Royal is broken down into five departments. The departments are operations, fire, police, accounting, and the municipal court.


Government Officials

Mayor
Samuel E. Murray
612 16th Street
Port Royal, S.C. 29935
Home: (843) 524-4890
Elected 5/99
Occupation: Retired Principal, Davis Elementary School
Mayor Pro Tempore
Mr. Vernon DeLoach
1310 London Avenue
Port Royal, SC 29935
Home (843) 524-4655
Elected 5/01
Council Member
Ms. Mary Beth Gray-Heyward
4 Lottery Lane
Port Royal, SC 29935
Home: (843) 524-4561
Work: (843) 770-0404
Elected 5/01
Council Member
Mr. Joe Lee
1011 10th Street
Port Royal, SC 29935
Home: (843) 522-9867
Elected 4/06
Council Member
Mr. Tom Klein
908 Madrid Avenue
Port Royal, SC 29935
Home (843) 522-0068
Elected 11/12
Town Manager
Mr. Van Willis
Office: (843) 986-2205 Mobile: (843) 812-5610