CHATS Policy Committee

CHATS Policy Committee 2020

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) responsible for carrying out the urban transportation planning process for the Charleston Area Transportation Study (CHATS). The CHATS MPO study are boundary includes over 800 square miles in the region. The primary responsibilities of any MPO are: 1) develop a Long Range Transportation Plan, which is, at a minimum, a 25-year transportation vision for the metropolitan area; 2) develop a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which is the agreed-upon list of specific projects for which federal funds are anticipated; and 3) develop a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), which identifies in a single document the annual transportation planning activities that are to be undertaken in support of the goals, objectives and actions established in the Long Range Transportation Plan.

CHATS is governed by a Policy Committee Board representing governmental and transportation-related organizations from throughout its coverage area.

BERKELEY COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION
(Two members from CHATS area appointed by the delegation chairman.)

REP. JOSEPH DANING
REP. SYLLESTE DAVIS 

BERKELEY COUNTY
(Berkeley County supervisor and one member appointed by the supervisor.)

JOHNNY CRIBB
DANIEL THROWER

CHARLESTON COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION
(Three House members appointed by House chairman; two senators appointed by Senate chairman.)

REP. LIN BENNETT
REP. ROBERT BROWN
REP. LEON STAVRINAKIS
REP. NANCY MACE
SEN. CHIP CAMPSEN
SEN. LARRY GROOMS

CHARLESTON COUNTY COUNCIL
(Chairman and two councilmembers appointed by chairman.)

ELLIOTT SUMMEY
JENNY HONEYCUTT
HERB SASS

DORCHESTER LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION
(One member from CHATS area appointed by delegation chairman.)

SEN. SEAN BENNETT

DORCHESTER COUNTY COUNCIL
(Chairman and one councilmember appointed by chairman.) 

GEORGE BAILEY
HARRIET HOLMAN

SCDOT COMMISSION
(Commissioner – 1st District)

ROBBY ROBBINS

SC STATE PORTS AUTHORITY
(Executive director or designee.)

JIM NEWSOME

CHARLESTON COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY
(Chairman or designee.)

HERNAN PENA

CHARLESTON REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
(Chairman or designee.)

MIKE SEEKINGS

BERKELEY-CHARLESTON-DORCHESTER COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
(Chairman or designee.)

TEDDIE PRYOR

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON
(Commander or designee.)

DAVID CAIMBEUL

FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
(Congressman)

REP. JOE CUNNINGHAM

SIXTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
(Congressman)

REP. JAMES CLYBURN

SC TRUCKING ASSOCIATION
(A representative of the SC Trucking Association.)

MATT THOMPSON

RAIL COMPANIES
(Companies owning rail rights of way in CHATS area. One rotating membership annually at the chairman’s request. Chairman will rotate position and notify companies requesting that a member be appointed annually.)

FRANK MACCHIAVERNA, NORFOLK SOUTHERN

COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEES
(Representatives of each of the three County Transportation Committees. Non-voting.)

BERKELEY CTC: FRANK CARSON
CHARLESTON CTC: JIM ARMSTRONG
DORCHESTER CTC: WEBB CHARPIA

CITY OF CHARLESTON

MAYOR JOHN TECKLENBURG
KARL BRADY
KEVIN SHEALY

CITY OF FOLLY BEACH

MAYOR TIM GOODWIN

CITY OF HANAHAN

MAYOR CHRISTIE RAINWATER

CITY OF GOOSE CREEK 

MAYOR GREG HABIB
DEBORAH GREEN-FLETCHER 

CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON

MAYOR KEITH SUMMEY
BOB KING
KENNY SKIPPER

TOWN OF KIAWAH ISLAND

MAYOR CRAIG WEAVER

TOWN OF LINCOLNVILLE

MAYOR CHARLEST DUBERRY

TOWN OF MONCKS CORNER

MAYOR MICHAEL LOCKLIEAR

TOWN OF MOUNT PLEASANT

MAYOR WILL HAYNIE
HOWARD CHAPMAN

TOWN OF SUMMERVILLE

MAYOR RICKY WARING
NOT ASSIGNED

TOWN OF JAMES ISLAND

MAYOR BILL WOOLSEY

TOWN OF ISLE OF PALMS

MAYOR JIMMY WARD

TOWN OF SEABROOK ISLAND

MAYOR JOHN GREGG

TOWN OF SULLIVAN’S ISLAND

MAYOR PAT O’NEIL

Membership for municipalities within the CHATS Area is based on population size as determined by the South Carolina Division of Research and Statistical Services, and calculated in the following way: Less than 25,000 population: Mayor; 25,000 to 49,999: Mayor and one councilmember (appointed by the Mayor); 50,000 and above: Mayor and two councilmember (appointed by the Mayor).

– Last update Feb. 27, 2020

Address: 5790 Casper Padgett Way,
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 529-0400


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