Mayor

GPGeorge Patrick (GP) McLeer, Jr., Mayor

Term: Elected through November 30, 2023
Email George Patrick McLeer, Jr.

Biography

 GP McLeer was elected Mayor in November of 2019. He is the Executive Director of the SC Arts Alliance, a 40+ year-old statewide nonprofit organization focused on advancing the creative sector. He is also a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Pecan Public Relations, LLC, a nonprofit consulting firm. Both of his businesses are based in Fountain Inn.

 

Memberships

GP serves on numerous boards and committees including Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study (GPATS), Municipal Association of SC’s Legislative Committee, Creative States Coalition, Palmetto State Arts Education, and College of Charleston’s School of the Arts Council. He previously served as Chair of the Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and on the board of the Fountain Inn Chorale.

He is an active member of the Fountain Inn Rotary Club and the SC Association of Mayors.

Education

He earned his bachelor's degree from the College of Charleston and attended high school at St. Joseph's Catholic School. 

Personal Life

GP is married to his wife, Taylor, who is an Instructional Coach at Lead Academy, and also serves on the board of Mill Town Players in Pelzer. They have one daughter, Albee James. 

GP’s parents, George and Elizabeth, live in Fountain Inn and are both retired special education teachers. He is the eldest of three siblings. His sister, Mairin, is a special education teacher in Greenville County, and his brother, Michael, is studying Political Science at Clemson.