City Council Members

  1. Harry Williams

    Mayor

    Education

    Harry graduated from Rutgers with a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1971.

    Career

    Harry served in a variety of leadership roles while residing in Mahwah, New Jersey, including 5 years as a city councilman, 2 years as council vice-president, and 1 year as council president. He was elected to City Council for the City of Hardeeville in 2015 and served in that capacity until becoming the mayor in 2016. Mayor Harry is currently the chairman for the Southern Low Country (SoLoCo) Advisory Board. Harry is also on the board for Southern Carolina Alliance and Habitat for Humanity.

    Personal Life

    Harry Williams was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 21st, 1949,  . He was raised in a household of ten as the second child. Harry spent the years 1993 to 2015 residing in Mahwah, New Jersey, before moving to Hardeeville. His wife of more than 36 years, Beth, and he have two children together: Lauren and Jared. He is currently retired and enjoys spending his free time serving the community.


  2. John Carroll

    Mayor Pro Tem

    Education

    John 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.

    Career

    John 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.

    Personal Life

    John Carroll was born in Jasper County and raised in Hardeeville. His wife of more than 36 years, Sherry, and he have two children together: Blake and Megan. Sherry served as a councilwoman for the City from 2010 through 2014. His son is a biologist for Fuji Vegetable Oil, and his daughter is a teacher at Okatie Elementary School. His father, Dr. T. B. Carroll, was the town's doctor for over 40 years, and his mother was a registered nurse. He is proud of the fact that both his father and grandfather (Ernest Moorer) were mayors for the City.


  3. Councilman Bo White

    Bo White

    City Council Member

    Education

    Bo graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College where he was elected Student Body President and selected to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. He was also featured in Young Life Staff, a faith-based youth organization in Washington DC and Yonkers, New York.

    Career

    Bo moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to work with Mayor Richard Lugar to successfully begin Communities in School. Bo founded Project Access with four schools' systems in the Boston area while at Raytheon. The program established computer science programs, training for teachers in four high schools, and paid student internships. The program received national recognition for work and education partnership excellence. His career has focused on: general management in the public and private sector, strategic planning, organizational and leadership development. 

    Personal Life 

    Bo White was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He played lacrosse in high school and college. Bo moved to the Hardeeville area in 2000. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, especially to Italy and Japan.


  4. Carolyn Kassel

    City Council Member

    Education

    Carolyn graduated with an Associate's Degree in Legal Secretarial Science from Northern Virginia Community College.

    Career

    Carolyn spent 37 years 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. Since 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. 

    Personal Life

    Carolyn Kassel was born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC. She 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.