Taylor resigns as Winnsboro town manager; signs three-year contract with Town of Newberry

Town Manager Jason Taylor’s resignation will take effect July 1. | File Photo

WINNSBORO – After almost three years with the Town of Winnsboro, Town Manager Jason Taylor has resigned.

Taylor told The Voice on Wednesday that he has accepted the City Manager position for the Town of Newberry under a three-year contract.

Taylor was hired by the Town of Winnsboro in June of 2021 after serving six years as Fairfield County Administrator. Under Taylor’s leadership, the county brought in more than $100 million in industrial investment and created more than 1,000 jobs.

While at the county, he was also instrumental in the restoration of the farmers market building on East Washington Street in Winnsboro and the Fairfield County Government Complex.

During his tenure at the Town, Taylor initiated the redevelopment of downtown Winnsboro, with projects including the historic Thespian Hall, the Tavern, Fortune Springs Park and several other deteriorating buildings in the town.

“I want to thank Winnsboro’s Town Council for having given me the opportunity to serve as the Town Manager for the last 3 years,” Taylor wrote in a statement late Wednesday.

“It has been a pleasure working for them and the citizens of Winnsboro. I feel that together we were able to accomplish a number of things that will have a very positive impact on the Town and insure that the community has a bright future.”   

Taylor’s resignation is effective July 1.

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