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Steering Committee

Steering Committee Representatives

The Rural Resource Coalition SC is comprised of organizations and groups that collectively affect and contribute to our state’s economic growth. Representatives from community economic development, conservation, farming, forestry, housing, heirs’ property and tourism donate their time and expertise by serving as steering committee members. The steering committee addresses and advances sustainable policies and works to generate support for rural communities in South Carolina.

Steering Committee Co-Chairs

Bernie Mazyck, President and CEO, SC Association for Community Economic Development
David Harper, Pee Dee Land Trust

Steering Committee Representatives

Ronnie Summers, Palmetto Agribusiness Council
Lisa Turansky,
GrowFood Carolina/SC Coastal Conservation League
Katie Welborn, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
David Harper
, Pee Dee Land Trust
Mark Robertson, The Nature Conservancy
Peach Morrision, SC Lowcountry Tourism Commission
Patrick King, SC Community Loan Fund
Patricia Pierce, SC Forestry Association & SC Clean Energy Business Alliance
Gary Spires, SC Farm Bureau
Wilbur Cave, Executive Director, Allendale County Alive

At-Large Representatives

Charles Lane, ACE Basin Task Force
Jennie Stephens, Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation
Michelle McCollum, SC National Heritage Corridor
Wilbur Cave, Allendale County Alive
Ron Daise, Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor Commission & Brookgreen Gardens

Ex-Officio Representatives

Hugh Weathers, Commissioner, SC Department of Agriculture
Aaron Wood, SC Department of Agriculture
Gene Kodama, State Forester, SC Forestry Commission
Tom Patton, SC Forestry Commission
Steve Meadows, Clemson PSA