Jimmy Carroll, Mayor of Isle of Palms

Mayor Carroll has spent his entire life in the Lowcountry and is truly an advocate for the Isle of Palms residents. He was raised on Isle of Palms, attended Sullivan’s Island Elementary, Moultrie High School, and then graduated from the College of Charleston with a Political Science degree in 1978. After college, he chose to remain on his beloved island and began his 40-year career in real estate, which he built into a multi-million dollar business. He served as the President of the 5000-member Charleston Trident Association of Realtors where he presided over both statewide and national issues within the industry.  As a lifelong resident of the Isle of Palms, his primary focus is on protecting the residential character of the island and to give back to the island community that has given him so much.

Prior to being elected to City Council in 2011, Mayor Carroll served on the Beach Patrol and Control Board, and later on the ATAX committee. In Mayor Carroll’s six-year term on council, he initiated and supported several issues that were primary resident concerns like implementing a parking plan and promoting the use of binding referendums for any major City projects.

Mayor Carroll adheres to the belief that city governments should be open, transparent, and responsive to the residents that elect them. He is always accessible by phone or email and makes himself available to his constituents. Mayor Carroll engages with his community on a regular basis; he can be found at any City-sponsored event conversing with island residents and listening to their concerns.

Of all his accomplishments, Mayor Carroll is most proud of his three sons, Jimmy, Winslow, and Capers, who he raised on the same island and in the same manner as he was raised: by a community that cares about each other. Jimmy will be joining the Diplomatic Corps in February, Winslow works with his father in real estate, and Capers is completing his last year at the College of Charleston.

Mayor's Office Hours 

Mayor’s office hours will be every third Thursday of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at my office at City Hall, located at 1207 Palm Boulevard. Stop by to say hi, ask questions or share your concerns with me. If you need to meet or talk to me anytime, please call or text me at (843) 452 - 1200 or email me at

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Mayor Carroll with his family. 
A sandy path leading to the beach.