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City Councilmembers

Mayor Cornelius Huff

Mayor Cornelius Huff


Mayor Cornelius D. Huff has lived in and served the Inman area all his life. In July 2014, after serving as a City Councilmember for 12 years, Huff was sworn in as Mayor.

Mayor Huff was born and raised in Inman, and he is married to Erin Wells Huff. He has three children: Ryan Thomas, Tierrhane Goodwin, and Shelby Huff.

In his free time, Huff loves to fish, hunt and boat at Lake Keowee. He and his wife also spend a good bit of time camping now that he is retired. His favorite Bible Verse is Jerimiah 29:11.

The Mayor celebrates and encourages diversity in our local government and surrounding community. As the first Mayor under a council/administrator type of government, he knows that every voice is important and is proud to welcome anyone onto #teamInman!

Professional and Educational Background

Mayor Huff is a graduate of Chapman High School, and he also studied at Spartanburg Community College. Huff has over thirty years of experience as a firefighter and paramedic, and he is a Nationally Registered Paramedic. In addition, Mayor Huff graduated from the Riley Institute at Furman University in 2015.

Community Involvement

Mayor Huff served as the Municipal Association President from 2019-2022. As the Mayor of a small municipality that is a great honor for both Huff and the City of Inman. Huff also completed Leadership SC in 2022. He now sits on an advisory board for OneSpartanburg, Inc. and the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. Mayor Huff started the Mayor’s Youth Council, where Juniors and Seniors from Chapman High School learn about local government and civic engagement. He is also a trustee and lifetime member of Greater Saint James Church.
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