A growing Fort Mill fills two key administrative positions

Chris Pettit and Brian Harris have been named new Fort Mill assistant town manager and public works director, respectively.
Harris, left, and Pettit.

FORT MILL — The Town of Fort Mill made one personnel move just before the end of 2018 and another not long after the start of 2019. Chris Pettit is now assistant town manager and Brian Harris is the new public works director, effective Dec. 24 and Jan. 7, respectively.

Pettit served as the town’s planning director since the fall of 2017.  Three years prior to that he was Fort Mill’s assistant planner/zoning administrator for three years.  Pettit is a 2010 graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in geography and later earned his master’s in city and Regional planning from Clemson University.  

Harris is a native of Lancaster County and worked for the City of Lancaster as the sanitation and maintenance supervisor since 2010 and has more than 10 years experience in municipal public works operations.

“I’m excited to welcome Chris and Brian to their new roles with the town,” Town Manager Davy Broom said. “Their education, knowledge, and passion for providing excellent customer service will enhance an already talented and dedicated staff.”

The two are serving a rapidly growing town with a population nearing 15,000 – more than double the number of residents compared to 20 years ago. 5