City Council Members
Harry WilliamsMayorJune 2, 2016 - Present
- Born in Philadelphia, PA. September 21, 1949. 2nd child in a family of 10.
- Married 36 years to Beth.
- Beth and Williams have a daughter, Lauren 32, and a son, Jared 28.
- Lived in Mahwah, NJ from 1993-2015.
Public service in Mahwah, NJ
- Served 5 years as City Councilman.
- Served 1 year as Council President and 2 years as Council Vice-President.
- Served 3 years on the Planning Board.
- Served 8 years as Chair of the Volunteer Recreation Committee.
- Served 3 years as president of the Mahwah Raiders Youth Soccer Club.
- Served 10 years as a youth sports coach.
Education and business background
- Graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in Economics, 1971.
- 42-year veteran of the footwear industry.
- Currently retired.
Record in Hardeeville
- Elected to City Council September 22, 2015 in a Special Election to fill a vacated seat. Installed October 1, 2015.
- Elected to mayor for a 4-year term on May 10, 2016 after running unopposed. Installed June 2, 2016.
- Chairman. Southern Low Country (SoLoCo) Advisory Board. August 2017-Present.
- Board member. Southern Carolina Alliance. July 2016-Present.
- Board member. Jasper County Chamber of Commerce. January 2018–Present.
David SpissoCity Council Member
Military Service & EducationDavid Spisso, the grandson of Italian immigrants, grew up in New Jersey, and then left to enlist in the U.S. Navy. Following an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1967. He was a Commissioned Naval Officer, earned his wings as a Navy Pilot and retired after 25 years of Naval Service.
Government WorkMr. Spisso settled in Macon, Georgia and worked as the Vice President of Acquisition Management Incorporated, a company that restructured and refinance commercial loans. He was a Founding Father of the Youth Soccer Association and throughout the next 20 years he served as its President, as a State licensed Coach and a USSF certified Referee. He was selected to carry the torch prior to the 1996 Olympic Games. He was a Board member and volunteer for the Greater Hardeeville Chamber of Commerce, and has been involved in many of the Chamber's events and activities.
Personal LifeMr. Spisso has been married for 43 years, and he has two sons and six grandchildren.
John CarrollCity Council MemberJohn Carroll was born in Jasper County and raised in Hardeeville. His father, Dr. T. B. Carroll, was the town's doctor for over 40 years, and his mother was a registered nurse.
EducationJohn graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He worked in law enforcement for eight years before returning to school to earn his teaching credentials and Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. He taught at West Hardeeville School for 14 years.
Government CareerHe was appointed part-time municipal judge for the City of Hardeeville in 1988 and served in that capacity until becoming the full-time judge in 2006. He retired in 2014 after serving as Municipal Judge for 26 years. He is proud of the fact that both his father and grandfather (Ernest Moorer) were mayors for the City.
Personal LifeHe has been married to his wife, Sherry, for 36 years, and they have two children. Sherry served as a councilwoman for the City from 2010 through 2014. His son, Blake, lives in Hardeeville with his wife, Karen, and their two children. His daughter, Megan, married Eric Horton and they reside in the Ridgeland area. His son is a biologist for Fuji Vegetable Oil, and his daughter is a teacher at Okatie Elementary School.
Bo WhiteCity Council Member
National Program Recognition
Carolyn KasselMayor Pro Tem
Career & EducationCouncil member Carolyn Kassel was born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC and spent her 37 year career as an Executive Assistant for lawyers in Washington at four different law firms. At the end of her career in Washington she was supporting the firm's Managing Partner. She was involved in many high-profile cases over the years that made national attention. She graduated with an Associate's Degree in Legal Secretarial Science from Northern Virginia Community College.
Personal LifeShe moved to the Low Country with her husband in 2011 and built their lifetime home at Hampton Pointe. They have four children and six grandchildren. Carolyn retired in 2015 from Georgia Biomass in Savannah where she was the Executive Assistant to the CEO and Vice President of Operations.
Government CareerSince moving to the Low Country she immediately became involved with City government being appointed as a member of the City of Hardeeville Board of Zoning Appeals. In 2013 the City of Hardeeville Council, Jasper County Council and the Town of Ridgeland Council allowed her to make a presentation on Texting and Distracted Driving which resulted in each jurisdiction passing a Texting and Distracted Driving ordinance. South Carolina was only 1 of 3 states in the United States that did not have a Texting and Distracted Driving law. Jurisdictions were left to create and enforce their own ordinances. In 2014, the State of South Carolina legislature finally passed a state-wide law.
Volunteer WorkShe currently volunteers at Coastal Carolina Hospital in the Emergency Room one day a week and also at the Coastal Arts Center in Hilton Head.