About Us

South Carolina Conference of Black Mayors

The South Carolina Conference of Black Mayors (SCCBM) was founded in 1973 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that represents African American mayors in South Carolina. Today, SCCBM represents 57 mayors that serve over 275,180 constituents. The organization’s mission is to promote, strengthen and provide technical assistance and training to mayors in regard to management, economics, and operation of municipal government. The organization seeks to promote the general health, welfare, and protection of the citizens they serve. The founding mayors felt that there were unique challenges common to small towns and cities under African American management. The organization is not advocating separatism but acts as a strengthening tool for the mayors, to network, grow, and learn from each other.

Becoming A Member

  • Meet and interact with other mayors
  • Receive professional development through participation in quarterly meetings and the biennial conference
  • Receive information at quarterly meetings from guest speakers
  • Discuss current issues and common interests with other mayors who can provide you with information and innovative ideas
  • Become a voting member in the SCCBM
  • Develop leadership skills by serving as an officer of SCCBM
  • Participate in the scholarship program

Our Programs

The South Carolina Conference of Black Mayors awards annually (2) $1,000 scholarships. The students must reside in a town/city where the mayor is a member of the SCCBM. Applications are accepted in February. For more information, contact your mayor.

  • 2012 Scholarship Winners Adrienne Drake, Springvalley High School ~ Winthrop University, SC Aniysa Raiford, Springvalley High School ~ Queens University of Charlotte, NC
  • 2013 Scholarship Winners Jhamirra Q. Bell, Fairfield Central High School ~ University of South Carolina, Up-State, SC De’Aira Bryant, Estill High School ~ University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • 2014 Scholarship Winners Shokata Johnson, Estill High School ~ New York University, NYC Brandi L. Bell, Fairfield Central High School ~ College of Charleston, SC
  • 2015 Scholarship Winners Larissa Nichole Richardson, Allendale Fairfax High School, Winthrop University Tierra Griffin, Estill High School, Francis Marion University
  • 2016 Scholarship Winners Detrel Rush, C.E. Murray High School Kayla Vanderford, Union High School
  • 2017 Scholarship Winners Angel Gilmore, Lake Marion High School Technology Center, Claflin University William D. Mitchell, Estill High School, Clemson University