County Council appoints Sarah Brock as clerk

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Beaufort County Council Chairman Stu Rodman has announced that Sarah Brock has been appointed Clerk to Council, a position which is responsible for myriad essential support functions. 

The role includes legal compliance with the notice, preparation, and minutes of all council meetings and public hearings. The Clerk to Council also maintains all agendas, minutes, ordinances, resolutions, records and other legal documents associated with County Council. 

Further, the role involves ensuring compliance with state and federal laws, including the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts. The Clerk to Council is also responsible for handling attendance and record-keeping for County Council regular and committee meetings and oversees the administration of the oath-of-office for all newly-elected officials.

“On behalf of Beaufort County Council, we extend a warm welcome to Sarah. Her competencies and skills match well to the challenges of being Clerk to Council,” Council Chairman Stu Rodman said in a release. 

Vice Chairman Paul Sommerville echoed Rodman’s sentiments and added that Sarah’s strong educational and work background make her an exceptional choice.

Sarah is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications and the Charleston School of Law with a Juris Doctorate Degree. 

Her professional experience includes WTOC-TV, PruittHealth, the law firm of Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth and Detrick, and most recently, the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Sarah and her husband Michael, an investigator with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, have two children. Her community service includes participating in organizations such as the Beaufort County School District Choices Program, Boys and Girls Club of Jasper County, Lowcountry Young Professionals and the Lions Club. 

Sarah is a former member of the Board of Directors for Riverview Charter School and a past president of the Business Networking International, Beaufort Chapter.

Both Rodman and Sommerville, on behalf of County Council, indicated their thanks and appreciation to Sue Rainey for 36 years of loyal and dedicated service as Clerk to Council. After retiring from the County, Rainey continued her public service on a part-time basis to help ensure a smooth transition.

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