All applicants must be residents of Charleston County. All positions are appointed by Charleston County Council, unless otherwise noted. Citizens interested in submitting an application for appointment should download the application for appointment here and return completed applications to the Deputy Clerk of Council Kristen Wurster, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC, 29405-7464, faxed to (843)958-4035, or emailed to email@example.com For more information, please contact Deputy Clerk of Council Kristen Wurster at 843-958-4034.
All applications are due by March 13, 2023, unless otherwise noted.
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The Charleston County Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee is a seven (7) member board appointed by Charleston County Council and charged by State Statute to make recommendations to Council on the expenditure of revenue generated from the state accommodations tax. The board shall consist of the following: two (2) representatives of the lodging industry whose business is located in Charleston County, two (2) representatives of the hospitality industry whose business is located in Charleston County, a representative of cultural organizations located in Charleston County, a representative who resides in Charleston County West of the Ashley (to include areas West Ashley, James Island, Johns Island, Wadmalaw Island, Hollywood, Ravenel, St. Paul's areas, Edisto Island), and a representative who resides in Charleston County East of the Cooper (to include areas in Mt. Pleasant, Awendaw, McClellanville, South Santee).
Seven appointments initially be appointed for staggered terms of two or three years and for terms of three years following the initial appointment.
|Elizabeth Painter||A representative of the lodging industry whose business is located in Charleston County||3/25|
|Vacant||A representative of the lodging industry whose business is located in Charleston County||3/24|
|John Keener||A representative of the hospitality industry whose business is located in Charleston County||3/25|
|Jonathan Kish||A representative of the hospitality industry whose business is located in Charleston County||3/24|
|Sam Spence||A representative of cultural organizations located in Charleston County||3/25|
|Marvin "Tripp" Hays||A representative who reside in Charleston County West of the Ashley (to include areas in West Ashley, James Island, Johns Island, Wadmalaw Island, Hollywood, Ravenel, St. Paul's areas, Edisto Island)||3/25|
|Donna Brown Newton||A representative who reside in Charleston County East of the Cooper (to include areas in Mt. Pleasant, Awendaw, McClellanville, South Santee)||3/25|
Charleston County and the City of Charleston jointly have one appointment to the Charleston County Aviation Authority. Council and the City of Charleston recommend the Candidate. The Governor makes the appointment, which is for four years.
One appointment by the Governor to a four-year term upon joint recommendation by the County and City of Charleston
Appointments to the Charleston Naval Complex Redevelopment Authority are made by the Governor upon the recommendation of County Council and with the confirmation of the Senate. Charleston County Council makes one recommendation to the Governor. Terms on the Authority are for four years. The Authority was established for the purpose of overseeing the redevelopment of the Naval Complex.
One appointment by the Governor upon recommendation of Council for four-year term
|David Alan Coker*||4/25|
* Pending final appointment by the Governor
The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is one of ten Councils of Governments created to serve the municipalities and counties of this state. The Council of Governments provides a forum though which locally elected officials and their representatives may meet to discuss and resolve issues of mutual concern. County Council has four appointments to the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments. The terms of membership of appointed representatives shall be two (2) years. Two of Council's appointees must be minorities. The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments meets at least four (4) times per year.
Four citizen appointments for two-year terms, Three members of Council appointed annually
|*Rev. Robert Julius Reid||1/25|
|Teddie Pryor||County Council**|
|Joe Boykin||County Council**|
|Herb Sass||County Council**|
* Minority Seat
** Annual appointment by County Council Chair
The Board of Assessment Appeals hears appeals from the Assessor's valuation of property values. Hearings are workload driven and are usually held on Wednesday afternoons. The Board's fifteen members shall be appointed by County Council to four year terms.
Fifteen appointments for four-year terms
|William Henry Kleindienst||6/26|
The Business License/User Fee Appeals Board is a six member board that is charged by County Council to receive testimony and make written determinations concerning appeals of citizens and the business community aggrieved by any action taken by the Business License/User Fee Department. Half of the members of this board must be either CPAs or attorneys and other applicants are encouraged to have a strong legal and/or financial background. Meetings are scheduled in the evenings, after normal working hours, on an as-needed basis. All determinations made by this Board are final unless the decision of the Board is appealed to Council within ten days after service of the Board's decision. Terms of the Business License/User Fee Appeals Board are for four years.
Six appointments for four-year terms
|Andrew LaRoche Hethington||9/23|
The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is a seven member Board. The Commission is a policy making board and has specific areas of responsibility outlined in legislation. The Staff administers the policies of the Commission under the direction of the Executive Director. The mission of the Commission is to improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs and services without duplicating services provided by other agencies. The Commission generally schedules three Committee meetings and one Commission meeting each month. Special and additional meetings are held as needed. The Commission is appointed by the Governor, on the recommendation of County Council for two (2) year terms.
Seven appointments for two-year terms by the Governor upon recommendation of Council
The Community Development Advisory Committee provides policy guidance for and exercises oversight with respect to activities and services provided under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The Committee makes recommendations to County Council on matters affecting the Consolidated Plan and other related matters as the common interest of the participating governments may dictate. The Committee consists of representatives from 11 (eleven) local governments and 4 (four) non-government partners. The non-government partners must be one representative from each the financial, legal, and construction fields as well as one community-based representative. Terms are four years.
15 appointments for four-year terms (initial terms staggered)
|Caroline Smith||Representing the Financial Sector||4/26|
|Michael W. Allen, Jr||Representing the Legal Sector||4/26|
|Basil Flanders||Representing the Construction Sector||4/25|
|Vacant||Representing the Community||4/25|
|Carter McMillan||Charleston County||4/24|
|**Desireé Fragoso||City of Isle of Palms||4/25|
|**Miriam Green||Mayor Town of Awendaw||4/25|
|**John Dunmyer III||Mayor Town of Hollywood||4/23|
|**Niki Grimball||Town of James Island||4/26|
|**Enoch Dickerson||Mayor Town of Lincolnville||4/25|
|**Michelle McClellan||Town of McClellanville||4/25|
|**Stephanie Smith||Town of Meggett||4/25|
|**Michele Reed||Town of Mount Pleasant||4/26|
|**Mike Hemmer||Town of Ravenel||4/23|
|**Andy Benke||Town of Sullivan’s Island||4/23|
** Appointed by Mayor of respective city
The Charleston County Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals shall consist of eleven members appointed by Charleston County Council for a term of four years each. No member of the Board may hold an elected public office. The eleven-member board shall consist of the following: 2 registered architects, 1 registered structural engineer, 1 registered mechanical engineer, 2 registered civil engineers, 1 licensed general contractor, 1 mechanical contractor, 1 licensed electrical contractor, 1 licensed plumbing contractor, and 1 licensed residential home builder.
Eleven appointments for four-year terms
|Shelley Clark-Glidewell||Registered Architect||7/24|
|Ardean Buggs||Licensed General Contractor||7/25|
|Michael Powers||Registered Architect||7/24|
|Carlton Bowers||Civil Engineer||7/24|
|Kevin Haddigan||Licensed Electrical Contractor||7/24|
|Vacant||Registered Structural Engineer||7/23|
|Douglas James||Licensed Residential Homebuilder||7/23|
|William "Bret" Godwin||Civil Engineer||7/23|
|James Piner||Licensed Mechanical Contractor||7/25|
Members of the Disabilities and Special Needs (DSN) Board are recommended by County Council to the Governor for appointment for four year terms. The DSN Board provides oversight to the Disabilities Board of Charleston County, which is the administrative, planning and coordinating service delivery body for Charleston County programs and services for people with developmental disabilities and other special needs funded in whole or in part by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN). The Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM.
Seventeen appointments by the Governor for four-year terms upon recommendation of Council
|James "Alex" Jackson||9/23|
|P. Cooper Coker, IV||9/23|
|Geoffrey Lewis Groat||9/23|
* Pending final appointment by the Governor
The Firemen's Insurance and Inspection Fund (1% Commission) is comprised of 21 members: the County Treasurer and 4 representatives from each of the five fire districts in the County (Awendaw, St. John's, St. Paul's, St. Andrews PSD, and James Island PSD). Members are appointed by the Treasurer upon recommendation of County Council for four year terms. All insurance companies doing business in South Carolina must report to the Department of Insurance the amount of fire insurance premiums written for improvements to all assessed property in each county and is then assessed a 1% tax for the fire insurance premiums written per county. That money is deposited into the 1% Fund and is dispersed to each County Treasurer. The Fund is then distributed to each fire district by the County Treasurer through the Firemen's Insurance & Inspection Fund (1%) Commission. The role of the 1% Commission is to ensure that expenditures from the fund are consistent with state statutes that regulate the fund.
Twenty appointments (four representatives from each district) for four year terms by the Treasurer upon recommendation of Council
|Bruce McGougan||St. John's||3/24|
|Isiah White, Sr.||St. John's||3/24|
|Leroy Blake||St. John's||3/24|
|Kerri Cannons||James Island PSD||3/24|
|Vacant||James Island PSD||3/24|
|Stephen Bailey||James Island PSD||3/24|
|Vacant||James Island PSD||3/24|
|James Pitts Marsh||St. Andrews||3/24|
|William Nunnally||St. Paul's||3/24|
|George Morrison||St. Paul's||3/24|
|Stephanie Gruber||St. Paul's||3/24|
|Paulette Harrison||St. Paul's||3/24|
The five members of the Charleston County Forestry Board shall assist in the general conduct of the forestry program in the County. The Board shall review, revise, and adopt the annual forest fire protection plan. Members of the Board shall reside in Charleston County. Appointments are made by the State Forester upon recommendation of County Council. Terms are for five years.
Five appointments by the State Forester for five-year terms upon recommendation of Council
The Greenbelt Advisory Board serves two major purposes. The first is to make recommendations to County Council, based on extensive public input, for expenditures and policies pertaining to the Greenbelt Portion of the Transportation Sales Tax. The second purpose is to review each Greenbelt project using the Comprehensive Greenbelt Plan, ordinances and criteria, then make recommendations for funding to County Council.
The Greenbelt Advisory Board consists of 14 members selected by Charleston County Council and the elected Councils of each of the three major municipalities in Charleston County (Charleston, Mount Pleasant and North Charleston).
Fourteen appointments, terms vary
|Charles Salmonsen (Sass)|
|Brooks Geer (Kobrovsky)|
|Andrew Todd-Burke (Wehrman)|
|Warwick Jones (Darby)|
|Bryan Mills (Pryor)|
|Barbara Pace (Middleton)|
|Frances Waite (Moody)|
|Nora Kravec (Boykin)|
|Beezer Molton (Honeycutt)|
|Rita Worthy - Rural North*||1/25|
|Taylor Skardon - Rural South*||1/25|
|Shannon Praete - City of North Charleston**||1/25|
|Jason Kronsberg - City of Charleston**||1/25|
|Christiane Farrell - Town of Mount Pleasant**||1/25|
*Appointed by Council Chairman for two year terms.
**Appointed for two year terms by Mayor of respective city.
All other seats run co-terminus with Council member who appointed representative.
The Charleston County Historic Preservation Commission consists of nine members appointed by Council. The Commission reviews applications for Designations of Historic Properties and Certificates of Historic Appropriateness. The Commission makes recommendations to County Council on Designations of Historic Properties. The Commission also has final decision-making authority on Certificate of Historic Appropriateness applications and reviews and makes recommendations to the State Board of Review on nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation.
Nine appointments for a four year term, with the exception of the initial appointees being appointed for staggered terms of two and four years.
|Pat Sullivan (Sass)||12/26|
|Jason Crowley (Wehrman)||12/24|
|Techa Smalls-Brown (Darby)||12/24|
|Anna Johnson (Pryor)||12/26|
|Dawna Gardner (Middleton)||12/24|
|Lauri Lechner (Moody)||12/24|
|Patricia Jones (Boykin)||12/26|
|Melanie Millar (Honeycutt)||12/26|
The Charleston County Housing Authority and Redevelopment Authority is a public housing agency, receiving Federal Funds, charged with providing the County with adequate and safe low income housing and making same available to qualified persons and families at rentals they can afford. The Authority is composed of seven members, two of whom must be receiving assistance. Terms are for five year terms.
Seven appointments for five-year terms
*Appointees receiving assistance
The Charleston County Housing Steering Committee was established by County Ordinance number 2193. This thirteen (13) member board appointed by Charleston County Council will provide technical insight and expertise on housing needs, possible strategies, and funding recommendations, as well as provide high-level review and feedback on presentations made by Charleston County’s Housing Consultant. The board shall consist of two (2) representatives from the Community Development Industry, and one (1) representative from each of the following: Housing Development, Housing Finance, Housing Development and/or Fianance, Property Management, Social Services, Community Organizing, Homeless Services, Policy & Advocacy, Education/School District, Workforce Development, and Transportation Industries. The Committee will meet at a minimum of once every two months and appointed for a three (3) year term.
Thirteen appointments for three-year terms (initial terms staggered)
|Joe Porter||Housing Development||3/23|
|Lynn Bowley||Housing Finance||3/24|
|Joseph Dukes||Housing Development and/or Finance||3/25|
|Henrietta Woodward||Community Development||3/24|
|Duncan Cheney||Community Development||3/25|
|Carol Jackson||Property Management||3/23|
|Nashonda Hunter||Social Services||3/24|
|Josh Dix||Community Organizing||3/25|
|John Rhoden, Jr.||Homeless Services||3/23|
|Bratton Riley||Policy and Advocacy||3/24|
|Elvin Speights||Education/School District||3/23|
|Craig Logan||Workforce Development||3/25|
The Library Board of Trustees is an 11 member Board that is charged by State Statute to control and manage the County Public Library System. Members are appointed by County Council for terms of four years. Members shall be appointed from all geographical areas of the County. Library Board meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:15 pm.
Eleven appointments for four-year terms
|A. Victor Rawl||12/24|
The Charleston County Planning Commission consists of nine members appointed by Council. The Commission reviews preliminary plats and makes recommendations to Council on rezoning cases, and prepares-and revises periodically-plans and programs for the development of the County. The Commission also makes recommendations to County Council on such issues as zoning ordinances, regulations for the subdivision or development of land, tree ordinances, and other matters related to the development of the County.
Nine appointments, 4-year terms to coincide with the term of the Councilmember who recommends appointment
|David Kent (Sass)||12/26|
|Cindy Floyd (Boykin)||12/26|
|Anastasia Gandy (Wehrman)||12/24|
|Warwick Jones (Darby)||12/24|
|Adam MacConnell (Pryor)||12/26|
|Marlena Davis (Middleton)||12/24|
|Pete Paulatos (Moody)||12/24|
|Kent Prause (Kobrovsky)||12/22|
|Logan Davis (Honeycutt)||12/26|
The Charleston County Procurement Appeals Board meets only in the case of a formal protest by a vendor, regarding the solicitation of an award or an appeal from a determination made by the Director of Procurement. The Chairman of this five member Board must be an attorney. Terms are for four years.
Five appointments for four-years terms
The Charleston County Resilience and Sustainability Advisory Committee was established by County Ordinance number 2225. This nine (9) member board appointed by Charleston County Council to participate, as needed, in the development of a Climate Action Plan and All-Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Assessment. This committee will make recommendations to County Council about technical elements and action items related to the Climate Action Plan, All-Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Assessment, and any ongoing sustainability and resilience work. The board shall consist of a Sustainability Technical Expert, a Resilience Technical Expert, member of County Council, a representative from an Energy Company, a representative from the Homebuilders Association, a representative from Higher Education Institution, a representative from Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Government, a representative from the Chamber of Commerce, and a representative from County staff. Specific qualification information can be found here. Members must live or work in Charleston County. The Committee will meet at a minimum of once every three months and appointed for a three (3) year term.
Nine appointments for three-year terms (initial terms staggered)
|Stewart Weinberg||Technical Expert in Sustainability||12/23|
|Scott Curtis||Technical Expert in Resiliency||12/24|
|Scott Runyon||Representative from a SC Energy Company||12/25|
|Patrick Arnold||Representative from the Homebuilders Association||12/23|
|Jen Jones||Representative from Higher Education Institution||12/24|
|Kyle James||Representative from Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester COG||12/25|
|Bailey Vincent||Representative from Chamber of Commerce||12/23|
|Sally Brooks||Representative from County Staff||12/24|
|Joe Boykin||Member of County Council||County Council*|
*Annual appointment by County Council Chair
The Set Off Debt Collection Officer will hear debtor protests and must have medical education/training in order to understand and evaluate bills for medical services, supplies, and treatment. The Officer is appointed for a two year term.
One appointment for a two-year term
The St. Andrews Parks and Playground Commission is a Public Service District formed by the state legislature and is composed of five volunteer citizens that live within the Public Service District. The Commission is appointed by the Governor, upon recommendation of Charleston County Council for a term of three years. The duties of the Commission include preparing an annual budget to be approved by Charleston County Council and making and maintaining policy for the Agency. The staff of St. Andrews Parks and Playground report to the Executive Director who in turn reports directly to the Commission.
Five appointments for three-year terms by the Governor upon recommendation of Council
* Pending final appointment by the Governor
The St. John's Fire District Commission Board consists of nine members, appointed by the Governor upon recommendation by Charleston County Council, responsible for the oversight of all administrative and operational aspects of the St. John's Fire District special purpose district. The board has the authority to purchase, establish, enlarge, maintain, conduct, and operate the special purpose district as deemed necessary. The board meets to review operational, financial, and administrative activity reports.
Nine appointments for four-year terms by the Governor upon recommendation of Council
|Isiah White||Johns Island||12/23|
|Leroy Blake||Johns Island||12/25|
|Eric Britton||Johns Island||12/23|
|William (Bill) Thomae||Kiawah||12/24|
|Mary Jones||Wadmalaw Island||12/23|
The St. Paul's Fire District Commission Board consists of seven members, appointed by the Governor upon recommendation by Charleston County Council, responsible for the oversight of all administrative and operational aspects of the St. Paul's Fire Protection special purpose district. The board has the authority to purchase, establish, enlarge, maintain, conduct, and operate the special purpose district as deemed necessary. The board meets to review operational, financial, and administrative activity reports. The board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm with special meetings called as necessary.
Seven appointments for four-year terms by the Governor upon recommendation of Council
|Ronald Muckenfuss||Adams Run||6/24|
|Suzanne James||Edisto Island||6/26|
|Curtis Morrison||Edisto Island||6/26|
The Weed & Trash Abatement Hearing Board is a three member board that is charged by County Council to receive testimony and make written determinations concerning appeals of citizens desiring to contest an abatement order issued by a Charleston County Code Enforcement Officer in compliance with the County's Weed & Trash Abatement Ordinance (#1227). Meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis. All determinations made by this Board are final unless the decision of the Board is appealed to Council within ten days after service of the Board's decision. Terms of the Weed & Trash Abatement Hearing Board are for three years.
Three appointments for three year terms
|Frank Ward Logan||6/24|
|Gilbert Bradham, Jr.||6/25|
The Charleston County Board of Zoning Appeals consists of nine members appointed by Council. This Board hears and decides appeals where it is alleged there is error in order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the County's zoning ordinance. The Board hears and decides appeals for variance from the requirements of the zoning ordinance when strict application of the ordinance would result in unnecessary hardship. The Board also makes decisions regarding the permitting of uses by special exception subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the County's Zoning Ordinance.
Nine appointments, 4-year terms to coincide with the term of the Council member who recommends appointment
|Douglas Truslow (Kobrovsky)||12/26|
|Jesse Williams (Wehrman)||12/24|
|William Ray (Darby)||12/24|
|AD Jordan (Pryor)||12/26|
|Tonnia Switzer-Smalls (Middleton)||12/24|
|Daniel “Marc” Marchant (Moody)||12/24|
|Robert Siedell (Boykin)||12/26|
|G. Ross Nelson (Honeycutt)||12/26|
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