As the York County Manager, David Hudspeth is the Chief Administrative Officer responsible for providing the seven-member York County Council with policy recommendations and implementing them as adopted. Additionally, he is responsible for providing daily oversight of County administration and operations; including but not limited to, aligning the operations of the County to the adopted strategic plan, overseeing the County’s operating and capital budgets, and supervising all departments, agencies, offices, functions and initiatives under the jurisdiction of the County Council.
David has 36 years of public administration experience, with 24 of those years in management. He has proven leadership in successfully managing and advancing complex projects by working collaboratively with both government and private sector stakeholders. Furthermore, David has extensive experience in facilitating organizational effectiveness to meet the demands of a growing community.
Prior to his appointment as County Manager in 2020, David served as the York County Planning and Park Services Director. David also served as Town Manager of Fort Mill, SC, for over 15 years. Additionally, he has held management roles in Bamberg County, SC; City of Mullins, SC; as well as, a variety of positions during his 11 years with the City of Rock Hill, SC.
David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Winthrop University and an Associate of Arts in Civil Engineering Technology from York Technical College.
David has received professional and specialized training from the Institute of Government for County Officials from the Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public affairs at Clemson University; and, the South Carolina Budget and Control Board Executive Institute in Columbia, SC.
His community and volunteerism contributions include serving for over 15 years in the Fort Mill Rotary Club, where he also had the pleasure of serving as the District Chair for the South Carolina Rotary Youth Exchange Committee. David has also enjoyed many years of coaching youth sports.
David resides in his hometown of Rock Hill. He has two grown children, Daniel Hudspeth and Lauren Gregory, who are both married and residing in Rock Hill.