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Darlington County Economic Development Partnership

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Darlington County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Article IV., Division 5, Section 2-271. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Membership: Consists of 13 members. Four members appointed by County Council (4 year term); four members appointed by Darlington County Progress, Inc. (4 year term); two members appointed from top executives of existing Darlington County business & industrial companies (2 year term); one member appointed by Progress Energy (2 year term); one member appointed by Pee Dee Electric Coop. (2-year term); and one member appointed from a Darlington County municipality that contributes to Darlington Progress voting member per capita fee. Two-year term to be rotated among voting member municipalities.

Term of Office: Appointees can serve no more than 2 consecutive terms.

Responsibilities: Perform the functions of planning, developing, maintaining, equipping, advising, benchmarking, & evaluating the county's economic development programs and activities.

Meeting Schedule: 3rd Wednesdays, 12 Noon, Locations TBA

Staff Liaison: Frank Willis, Economic Development Director 843-413-3210 Send Email

Darlington County Economic Development Partnership Board Members:

Members Position Term
John Kimbrough (Council) 1st Term                            07/01/18 - 06/30/22    
Leo Bonaparte (Council) 1st Term 02/06/12 - 06/30/19
J. Lewis Brown (Council) 1st Term 07/01/17 - 06/30/21
Gregory Michael Alexander (Council) 1st Term 07/01/16 - 06/30/20
Roger Buckley (Darlington Progress) 2nd Term 07/01/16 - 06/30/20
Jerry Ellison (Darlington Progress) 2nd Term 07/01/16 - 06/30/18
Ryan Nettles (PolyQuest) 2nd Term 09/19/17 - 06/30/21
Jack Marchette (Darlington Progress) 2nd Term 07/01/16 -  06/30/19
Becky Askins-Weaver (Executive/Existing Business)                   07/07/14 - 06/30/17
Charles Hardin (Executive/Existing Business)   07/07/14 - 06/30/17
Stewart Ames (Progress Energy)    
Jeff Singletary (Pee Dee Electric Coop)