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I am Heath Cookendorfer, proud Mayor of the Town of Ridgeway, SC.

My family and I moved here 17 years ago this summer.  My wife, Patty, and I have 4 married children and 12 grandchildren who are the apples of our eye.

My political experience began in Ridgeway.  Wanting to serve the town in some way, I joined the Board of Zoning Appeals and was later elected Chairman.

I enjoy working in Town government with Council and the people of Ridgeway.  I am always looking for something to be involved with.  My first project was spearheading the Mami, “Peanut”, Johnson Day in Ridgeway.
Not long after that, I was elected to Town Council in 2014 as a write-in candidate.
As a member of Ridgeway Town Council, I chaired the Economic Development Committee, and oversaw the Maintenance Department. 

During my time on Council, I have focused on overspending, keeping tax increases to a minimum and I diligently seek to maintain the small town feel.

I am in my second term as Mayor.  My goals continue to be responsible fiscally as well as ensure options for projects are thoroughly reviewed and completed in a timely manner.

I will always have Ridgeway’s best interest at heart; from dealing with local, county and federal issues to the small town grassroots we love.

When you come to Ridgeway, visit our local businesses, our restaurants and our unique merchants.   We have something for everyone:  A pizza parlor, a fine dinning restaurant and our award winning Tea House, to name a few.  We celebrate several annual festivals – in the spring, Arts on the Ridge: Local artists, tours and more visit our town.  In the fall, one of the largest BBQ festivals in South Carolina has been held here for more than 20 years – Pig on the Ridge; and in December, we celebrate our Christmas on the Ridge – with a fun filled weekend of tree lighting, carriage rides, caroling and a parade that is one of my favorite events.

Please visit our Facebook page and our website to catch all of our current events and our list of businesses to visit. 

We say, in Ridgeway, “Come, visit and take a little bit of Ridgeway with you when you go”.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Feel free to contact me with questions, any time @ 803.429.9318

Heath Cookendorfer

Municipal Information

Ridgeway Town Hall
Ridgeway Water Dept

170 South Dogwood Avenue
Post Office Box 24
Ridgeway, SC 29130
Town Clerk (803) 337-2213
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