Community Services Committee

Community Services Committee

Mission Statement

The Community Services Committee facilitates and evaluates the delivery of community services through the initiation of policies and funding proposals, utilizing various providers through the solicitation, development and leveraging of grant opportunities to complement the County's programs in serving its citizens.  The Committee’s Chairman is responsible for recruiting and submitting names of candidates for the boards, agencies, commissions, and authorities within its auspices; for example, matters pertaining to employees or people interested in purchasing a product or requesting the county's service.

  • Grants are to coordinate with staff development. Also, the solicitation of grants available for Beaufort County and its citizens will bolster the services being offered.
  • Minority Affairs strives toward economic development endeavors which pursue, promote, and maintain programs that will heighten the awareness, presence, and success of minorities and other under-represented groups within Beaufort County.

External Responsibilities as Council's Representative

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Board
  • Beaufort-Jasper Economic Opportunity Authority
  • Beaufort Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees
  • Board of Voter Registration and Elections
  • Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth 
       Human Services Alliance
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Disabilities and Special Needs Board
  • Library Board
  • Social Services Board (inactive)
  • Technical College of the Lowcountry
  • University of South Carolina-Beaufort 

Committee Members 2019 - 2020

Chairman
Lawrence P. McElynn

Vice Chairman
Michael Covert

Members
Gerald Dawson
York Glover
Chris Hervochon

Staff Support
Monica Spells, Assistant County Administrator, Civic Engagement and Outreach