LIBPA Meetings

MEETING: 9 October, 8am, Guest speakers: Attorney Barbara Holmes and Chuck Newton
Attorney Barbara Holmes joined the Beaufort County Open Land Trust as Director of Land Protection in July 2017. She administers Beaufort County’s Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program, working with landowners, partners and stakeholders to identify easement or fee acquisition priorities and opportunities for the County, in addition to managing Open Land Trust conservation projects. She gained a passion for land conservation while serving as staff attorney for Lowcountry Land Trust in Charleston from 2008 to 2017. In her spare time she is a dedicated transport volunteer for the Avian Conservation Center in Awendaw, SC, or you can find her on the water or in the yard.
She will speak about the upcoming referendum and what that money will be used for.


Chuck Newton currently serves as chairman of the Sea Island Corridor Coalition. A native of Nebraska, he grew up in Wyoming, was educated in Boston, and worked in New York, Atlanta, Hong Kong and Singapore during a 30-year career in senior public affairs posts with major corporations and consulting firms. After returning to the U.S. from Asia. he and his family ‘settled down’ in Rhode Island where he served for two years as executive director of the RI State Republican Party and another four as policy director in the Minority Leaders’ Office of the RI General Assembly. He holds a B.S. in Communication from Boston University, and an MBA from Babson College. He moved with his wife, Nancy, to Beaufort in 2013.

Meeting:
Beaufort County Realtors Headquarters
22 Kemmerlin Lane
Palmetto Business Park
Lady’s Island Drive
Open to the Public!

DIRECTIONS TO MEETING LOCATION: Travel on Lady’s Island Drive to BB&T Bank, follow the road to the right of the bank into Palmetto Business Park. The meeting is to be conducted in the second building on the right. Parking will be available in the special parking lot in the open field directly in front of the Realtor’s Association building.

Board of Director Meetings: Monthly Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm. Meeting location is at the Beaufort County Airport. Meetings generally last about an hour and the public is always welcome.

Community Preservation Committee Meetings: Monthly Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 10am. Meeting location is the Lady's Island Airport Conference Room located at 39 Airport Circle.