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Taft Matney

Taft Matney

Seat 1

Elected in November 2013

Committees: Economic Planning & Development (Chair), Building Codes, Finance & Policy

Taft Matney is a public relations and governmental affairs consultant who grew up in Mauldin and graduated Mauldin High School before attending the University of South Carolina Upstate and earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in government and business.

Taft is an usher captain at Mauldin Methodist Church, and if you attend a sporting event at Mauldin High School’s Freeman Field, you’ll hear him over the public address system where he is the PA announcer for varsity football.

Previously, he served as chair of the Mauldin High School Athletic Booster Club. He was a member of the Mauldin High and Mauldin Middle School Improvement Councils (SICs), a board member of the YMCA of Greenville, a past chair of its Youth In Government (YIG) / Teen Services branch, and a board member of the Prisma Health Family YMCA branch. He volunteered as an assistant coach for Mauldin High School’s debate team, as a board member of Easter Seals of Greenville, and he served on several additional committees at Mauldin Methodist including the History Committee and as a co-chair of the church’s Preschool & Kindergarten. He was a member of the Advisory Council of Prisma Health (formerly the Greenville Health System) and Memorial Medical Campus and the Government Task Force of Greenville Forward.

Before being elected to Mauldin City Council, Taft served on the City Center, Economic Development, and Cultural Resources subcommittee for the City of Mauldin’s Comprehensive Plan in June 2008 and on the City’s Main Street Steering Committee in early July of that year.

Taft is married and has one son.

Carol King

Carol King

Seat 2

Elected in November 2015

Committees: Public Safety (Chair), Finance & Policy, Public Works

Carol King moved to Mauldin in 1998. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Finance and Real Estate from the University of South Carolina. Carol went on to work for the South Carolina Department of Revenue where she dedicated 25 years of service. She then joined Cox, Cauley & Richardson, LLC in August 2012 as a Senior Accounting Manager. Carol currently works as a Tax Manager with Greene Finney Cauley LLP (formerly Cox, Cauley & Richardson/Greene Finney).

Carol is involved in her community, serving on the Knollwood HOA steering committee, as Treasurer of Knollwood Heights Community Pool and is an active member of the Mauldin United Methodist Church. Additionally, Carol serves on the Mauldin Cultural Council Board as Treasurer.

Carol is married and has two sons. When not working or volunteering, Carol enjoys spending time with her family, reading and outdoor activities.

Jason Kraeling

Jason Kraeling

Seat 3

Elected in July 2020

Committees: Public Works, Economic Planning & Development, Public Safety

Bio coming soon.

Michael Reynolds

Michael Reynolds

Seat 4

Elected in November 2019

Committees: Finance & Policy (Chair), Public Works, Recreation

Michael Reynolds is committed to facing challenges with the help of the community, including smart commercial and residential growth and infrastructure improvements. Reynolds is an experienced public servant proud to represent Mauldin where he and his family live.

Frank Allgood

Frank Allgood

Seat 5

Elected in November 2021

Committees: Recreation (Chair), Building Codes, Public Safety

Frank Allgood has 25 years of experience as a strategic marketing and communications professional. As Vice President of Brand Experience, he currently serves clients across the country that seek innovation, relevancy, and growth. A son of two educators, Frank was born and raised in Mauldin. He and his wife Jeneane – also an educator – have two children, Thomas and Penelope.

The Allgood family are supporters and volunteers of the Mauldin High School band and color guard, as well as the KWPR Barracudas as part of SAIL (Swim Association Invitational League). As active parishioners of St. Mary Magdalene Church, Frank serves as athletic director and as a youth basketball coach. One of Frank’s favorite spots is exploring the trails of nearby Conestee Nature Preserve with the family dog, Charlie.

A Mauldin Maverick graduate, Frank earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of South Carolina Upstate, where he earned the Earl Gordon Medal for University Service.

Mark Steenback

Mark Steenback

Seat 6

Elected in November 2023

Committees: Building Codes (Chair), Economic Planning & Development, Recreation

Mark Steenback grew up in the Golden Strip area and is a graduate of Southside Christian. After going to college and playing baseball on the West Coast, he was happy to move back home with his wife, Shawna, in 2004. Mark, Shawna, and their four boys moved into Planter’s Row in 2018 and immediately began integrating into the community. After being introduced to advocacy and local government while working on behalf of his and surrounding neighborhoods to keep the ability for their kids to attend Mauldin High School, he found a passion for local politics.

“As a political agnostic, I was the most shocked by my interest and desire to remain involved in local government,” Steenback said. “My hope and goal is to be a voice for the citizens of our city. I believe it’s my job to carry out the will of the individuals that live in our City.”

Mark spends most of his free time as a volunteer coach in various recreation programs throughout the Upstate, including Mauldin City baseball and flag football leagues.

“Service has always been an important part of my life,” he said. “I know that I was created to work so that others can benefit.”

His other interests include fishing, gaming, making and enjoying BBQ with friends, watching sports — especially his favorite teams, Clemson and the Seattle Seahawks — and spending time with his family.


Committee meetings are held on the first Monday of the month beginning at 6 pm. Committee meetings are held as needed, and not all committees meet every month. All meeting minutes and agendas are available online.

Finance and Policy
  • Michael Reynolds – Chair
  • Carol King
  • Taft Matney
Public Safety
  • Carol King – Chair
  • Frank Allgood
  • Jason Kraeling
Building Codes
  • Mark Steenback – Chair
  • Frank Allgood
  • Taft Matney
Public Works
  • Jason Kraeling – Chair
  • Michael Reynolds
  • Carol King
  • Frank Allgood – Chair
  • Mark Steenback
  • Michael Reynolds
Economic Planning & Development
  • Taft Matney – Chair
  • Mark Steenback
  • Jason Kraeling


Building & Zoning Board of Appeals

The Building and Zoning Board of Appeals is a critical branch of City government, possessing the authority to hear and decide appeals for variance from the requirements of the zoning ordinance, decisions of the zoning administrator, or issues of special exception.

The board consists of seven members that are nominated and appointed by Mauldin City Council. The term length is three years and the term will expire on July 1 of the third year. There are no term limits for the Building and Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Board typically meets in the evening as needed when an application has been received for their review.  The frequency at which they meet can vary from meeting in consecutive months to going several months without meeting.

Election Commission

The responsibility of the Municipal Election Commission is certifying municipal election results after each regular election every two years and after any special or runoff election. The commission term is four years and some online training is required.

The City of Mauldin is seeking Mauldin Residents to fill three vacancies on its Election Commission. 

The three-member Election Commission is an appointed body by City Council that calls for run-off or special elections and certifies election results. Applicants must be Mauldin residents and registered voters. Participation on the Election requires being present at the Voter Registration Office in Greenville County Square at least one time after every municipal election, for approximately one hour.

Applications from Mauldin residents will be accepted until vacancies are filled by City Council. Completed applications can either be hand delivered to City Hall at 5 East Butler Road or emailed to: Mauldin City Clerk, Cindy Miller at

Mauldin Cultural Council

The Mauldin Cultural Council was founded in 2004. It is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to “…enhance the quality of life in Mauldin through the arts.”  The Mauldin Cultural Council assists the City’s Office of Cultural Affairs in support of continuing to develop the Mauldin Cultural Center and other cultural initiatives throughout the community.

The Mauldin Cultural Council’s mailing address is PO Box 1136, Mauldin, SC 29662.

Planning Commission

The City of Mauldin’s Planning Commission is responsible for the development and redevelopment of the City. The Planning Commission develops and executes a continuing planning program for the social, physical, and economic growth of the City. Other duties include monitoring and updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance.

The commission consists of seven members who are nominated by City Council. To be eligible, one must be a Mauldin resident. The term of office is three years and expires on July 1 of the third year.

The Planning Commission typically meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM.


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