Joe Dill


Born on Main Street in Travelers Rest, Joe Dill is a life-long Greenville County native. The Dill family has deep roots in the Upstate, and Joe attended Highland Elementary, Blue Ridge High School, Greenville Technical College, and North Greenville University. He began his service as minister of music at Blue Ridge Baptist Church 25 years ago where he and his wife are members along with their son, Joel.


At his core, Joe is a dedicated and approachable public servant. Prior to his election to County Council he served twelve years on the Greenville County School Board, where during his tenure, he served as Chairman. Joe was elected as Councilman for the Northern portion of Greenville County (District 17) in 1998. His platform was to secure county funding for EMS services in Northern Greenville County, which were non-existent at the time.


Since his election to office, Joe led the way in the acquisition and restoration of the Poinsett Bridge and served as Chair on the Greenville County Task Force, which developed a plan for and replaced the downtown library and branch libraries. He was instrumental in the development of the Swamp Rabbit railroad line into the Rails for Trails, which is now known and loved by the community as the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Joe continues to ensure the taxpayers of Northern Greenville receive equal investments from the county while keeping taxes low. He is currently working with key members of the community to help preserve the Campbell Covered Bridge as well as the Hagood House on Scenic Highway 11.


Joe has served as a member of the Greenville County Finance Committee, the Capital Project Sales Tax Committee, the Reedy River Steering Committee and the Greenville Parks and Recreation Committee. He also serves on the Board of the South Carolina Association of Counties, the Greenville History Museum, and was President of the SC Association of Counties for 2011-2012. Joe currently serves as a Board Member and Chairman of the Regional Aging Advisory for the Appalachian Council of Governments.


He is a strong believer that all constituents have a voice that deserves to be heard, and welcomes calls from his constituents. Joe personally responds to every single call from constituents, a practice he’s had for 22 years. You can always reach him at (864) 380-6534.


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