Assistant Town Administrator

Mr. Polen was born and raised in Sumter, S.C., and has spent over fifteen years in local government.  Mr. Polen has served as a Town Planner, Economic Development Director, Main Street Director, and City Manager during his career, including serving as the Community Development Director of the fast-growing community of Moncks Corner from 2015-2022.

Mr. Polen received his education from Wofford College in Spartanburg, followed by a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Virginia.  Mr. Polen also holds certifications as a Planner and Floodplain Manager.

Mr. Polen is married to Mary, an Art Teacher with Richland District 1, and is the father of two wonderful children.