Parks & Recreation Commission

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Dorchester County Council adopted Ordinance 11-03 on February 7, 2011, creating a Dorchester County Parks and Recreation Commission. Council adopted Ordinance 13-07 on May 6, 2013, amending the Commission structure.

The Commission makes recommendations to County Council regarding:

Parks and Recreation Commission Application


The Commission is composed of seven County residents and one at large member. Each member of County Council nominates one member, who is appointed by the majority of Council. Members serve four-year terms, coinciding with their County Council District Representative. The eighth member is a member of County Council appointed by a majority vote of that body.


appointed by

Term Expires

Jay Byars, Chairman

County Council


Charles Brown 

Councilwoman Holman


Wesley Donehue

Councilman Chinnis


John Welch

Councilman Bailey


Rita May Ranck

Councilman Hargett


Edward Tupper

Councilman Crosby


Joe Debney

Councilman Hearn


Mike Montei

Councilman Byars


Parks and Recreation Director, Eric Davis, serves as staff support to the Parks and Recreation Commission.


The Commission typically holds meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month with meeting locations in both St. George and Summerville on a rotating basis.

PRC 2020 Meeting Schedule

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