Chairman:

Andy Twisdale

Vice-Chairman:

David Borghesi

Mission:

Committee members are asked to stay abreast of the important issues in our community. They read trusted media and organization sources. They will share clips or summaries with the Watch committee for input and then forward their findings to appropriate GIC committees. In addition, they track the agendas of key government committees for action.

Meeting Schedule:

No regularly scheduled meeting.

Membership:

We invite all GIC members and interested community members to participate

Goals and Strategies:

Find new members for the revised mission of the committee.

Our Government Policy Committee monitors HHI Town Council, Bluffton Town Council, and Beaufort County Council by reviewing their stated goals and objectives. Also, monitor Workforce Housing Issues. Committee members are expected to become knowledgeable of what these entities are doing to accomplish their stated goals. . Also, the Communications committee will make selections of this type of information available to all GIC members to keep them informed.

Monitor legislative initiatives that will affect our region both on a local and state level.

Scope of Work

The members will review and submit their articles or news regarding specific issues which include:

  1. Workforce, housing, and childcare needs.
  2. Transportation and The Bridge Corridor 
  3. Health Care
  4. Regional Planning
  5. Sustainability and Natural Environment 

Accomplishments:

  • 2018 Beaufort County Infrastructure Referendum Approved by Voters
  •  2020 Beaufort County Budget Request Pending Approval as of February 2020
  • 2020 SC Hate Crime Bills introduced in Senate and House with Lowcountry Delegation Leadership
  • 2021 Affiliated Agency Policy Recommendation – read more about this accomplishment on the Resource page at: Affiliated Agency Policy Recommendation