Horry County Council picks Steve Gosnell as new county administrator

Horry County Council picks Steve Gosnell as new county administrator

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) - Horry County Council picked a familiar face as the new county administrator.

Council members voted 11 to 1 in favor of Steve Gosnell.

Gosnell has been the interim county administrator since April when the council relieved Chris Eldridge of his duties as administrator.

Gosnell is a professional engineer, most recently serving as the assistant county administrator for the infrastructure and regulation division, according to a press release. He has been with the county for 26 years and previously acted as the interim administrator in 2011

The other candidates who were vying for the position included: former Myrtle Beach city councilman Wayne Gray; county administrator for Laurens County, William “Jon” Caime; and York County Manager William Shanahan.

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