Matthew Delk has served as Assistant County Manager since September 2007. He came to Union County from Halifax County, NC, where he served as County Manager for six years. He has also served as County Administrator of Bamberg County, SC and Deputy Administrator of Allendale County, SC.
Delk earned a master’s degree in public administration and bachelor of arts degree from the University of South Carolina. He also has received a diploma from the United States Army Engineer School.
Delk is a Major in the South Carolina Army National Guard. His military service includes an assignment in Mosul, Iraq as Commander of an Engineer Firefighter Detachment where he received the Purple Heart and the Army Commendation Medal for Valor in combat.
He returned in October 2011 from his second tour of duty in Iraq where he commanded the 717th Explosive Hazard Team in Baghdad.
He and his wife Elizabeth have two sons, Jacob and Ryan.