City Councilman Sam Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of BEKOTU and Associates, Inc. LLC.
Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Management/Administration from Webster University. He has also completed additional
studies in Public Administration at the University of South Carolina. Davis is also a graduate of the Leadership South Carolina Program.
His professional and civic affiliations have included the Board of Directors of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Inc., past secretary and president of the South Carolina Association of Minorities for Public Administration, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Federation Center of the Blind, the College Place Neighborhood Association, Lorick Park Citizens Advisory Committee, and a parent advisor for the local Pop Warner Little League Football team.
His district is in the midst of revitalization, which includes streetscaping projects along North Main Street as well as new business development at the North Main Plaza. Davis also spearheaded the Belmont Residential Initiative; a project which is the result of a partnership between the City of Columbia, the Eau Claire Development Corporation and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funds were obtained for a singlefamily home reconstruction project to provide over twenty five houses for very low and moderate income families.
The North Columbia Master Plan is another venture that Davis is overseeing in District I. A significant catalyst project is the result of a partnership between the City of Columbia, Eau Claire Development Corporation and Columbia College. The Lofts at College Place, a development project located off of North Main Street and Columbia College Drive, is a commercial retail development targeted towards students in the area.
He is currently a member of the following boards:
-Member of Board of Trusties of W L Bonner College
-Member of Board of Directors, Very Special Arts of South Carolina
-Chairman of the Economic/Community Development Sub-Committee- a City Council committee
-Member of the Arts and History Sub-Committee- a City Council committee
-Member of the Public Safety Sub-Committee- a City Council committee
Davis was first elected to City Council in 1998.
He and his wife, Andrena, have three children and three grandchildren.
Term: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2017
P.O. Box 147
Columbia, SC 29217
Economic and Community Development Committee Chair
Administrative Policy Committee Member
Public Safety Committee Member