Richland County Transportation Director Resigns

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RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (PRESS RELEASE) – Richland County’s first director of its Transportation Program funded by a voter-approved penny sales tax increase is leaving his post to accept a job at the SC Department of Transportation (SCDOT).

Rob Perry, who is resigning effective June 1, is giving input to assist his successor.

“While I’m happy that Mr. Perry is being recognized for his professional achievements, I must say I am disappointed with his leaving at this time because many projects haven’t been completed,” said Richland County Council Chair Joyce Dickerson.

“I have asked the County Administrator to direct Mr. Perry to submit a project priority list according to the referendum and that the County be provided a status report on all projects, because I’m especially concerned that several projects remain to be done – particularly the dirt roads part of the program. Finally, I’ve asked Mr. Perry to share his thoughts on how the projects can proceed in a way that more evenly distributes the road improvements district-by-district.”

Upon submitting his resignation late Thursday afternoon, Perry expressed appreciation for having the opportunity to serve the residents of Richland County for nearly four years. He will return to SCDOT where he worked before joining the County in 2013.

“I’m just so grateful to have served our citizens and County Council as the Transportation Program’s first Director of Transportation,” Perry said. “This $1.07 billion program has been a pleasure to implement, and I have the upmost confidence it will continue to deliver for our citizens.”

An interim Transportation Director will be named May 25.

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