Executive Department

Town Clerk

Kimberly Chapman


Functions and Responsibilities

The Town Clerk serves as a liaison between Town Council and its constituents and is custodian of Town Council’s legislative history. The Town Clerk is appointed by the Town Manager and works closely with the Mayor and members of Town Council. Functions of the Town Clerk include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Administrative and Legislative Duties
  • Archives and Records Management
  • Elections

Administrative and Legislative Duties

The Town Clerk is responsible for:

  • Recording, preparing and maintaining official actions of the Town Council
  • Preparing, distributing and publishing Meeting Calendars and Agendas of Town Council meetings
  • Attesting to Town Council actions
  • Providing administrative support to Town Council

About Kim Chapman

Kimberly Chapman was appointed as the Town Clerk for the Town of Bluffton in October of 2016. Prior to holding the position of Town Clerk, Kimberly held the position of Deputy Town Clerk and Executive Assistant to the Town Manager and Mayor since 2007.

Chapman also has more than eight years of experience in private banking, lending and branch management.


Ms. Chapman earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. Additionally, she holds a certification from the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute.


Chapman is a member of:

  • Municipal Association of South Carolina
  • International Institute of Municipal Clerks

Community Involvement

Chapman’s community involvement includes:

  • American Heart Association
  • Hilton Head Island Bluffton Junior Leadership
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