Army Corps 3x3 Advisory Committee

Overview

In February 2021 City Council approved the creation of a new committee titled "City of Charleston's Army Corps of Engineers 3x3 Flood Protection Study Citizen and Business Advisory Committee", and known as the Army Corps 3x3 Advisory Committee.   The committee's primary task is related to the USACE Peninsula Flood Risk Management Study and details of the committee's roles and responsibilities are outlined in the official City code.

Meeting Agendascover of peninsula Protection Analysis Discovery Report

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Led by Waggonner & Ball and the Water Institute of the Gulf- leaders of Dutch Dialogues Charleston- the team was invited to advise the City on its approach to the US Army Corps of Engineers Peninsula Flood Risk Management Study.  The final report was produced in April 2021.  

View Perimeter Protection Analysis Discovery Report

Committee Members

  1. Perry K. Waring – District Seven Council Member
  2. Michael S. Seekings – District Eight Councilmember
  3. Dan Batista – Senior Vice President and Southeast Regional Leader for Lowe’s hospitality, master planned resort communities and commercial development and investment activities in the southeast U.S. and Caribbean. Dan also leads Lowe’s Southeast regional office in Charleston.  
  4. C. Douglas "Doug" Warner - Vice President of Media and Innovation Development, Explore Charleston. Doug has spent over 35 years in economic, trade, tourism and real estate development.  He also has experience in non-profit management, fundraising and commercial construction.  His area of expertise is community building and branding. 
  5. Bob Habig -downtown resident living in a home recently elevated 10 feet after experiencing 3 flooding events (2015, 2016, and 2017). His house is the 6th house raised in Charleston, and the first in the State to receive a Historic Home Renovation state tax credit.  Bob is semi-retired after a bi-modal professional career; 18 years in large company executive positions and 17 years in early-stage tech companies in Silicon Valley.  Bob is heavily involved in community and charitable activities including Board member and Chairman of the Flooding committee of the CharlesTowne Neighborhood Association.
  6. Lawrence Green, Jr. –a native son of Charleston, South Carolina.  Lawrence has a unique skillset honed by roles in economic development and big box retail management. Lawrence is presently the owner and operator of Dwell in Charleston, LLC., an in fill development company artfully crafting custom homes.  As a resident of the East Central community, Lawrence remains supremely vested in ensuring that future development continues to be value added while preserving the unique culture of this great city.
  7. Susan Lyons - chairs Groundswell, an advocacy group of some 300 Peninsula homeowners, founded in 2017 to encourage the city to prioritize flood mitigation and provide information about flooding to the community. Susan is also a member of the Advisory Board of the American Flood Coalition and a charter member of the Anthropocene Alliance, a national coalition of 65 flood-survivor community advocacy groups, in 22 states, that works to mitigate and prevent flooding. 
  8. Cashion Drolet - serves as Chief Advocacy Officer for Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF). HCF champions the historic authenticity, cultural character and livability of the Charleston region and proactively engages in community issues such as housing affordability, growth management, and the increasing threat of sea level rise and coastal flooding. Through her work at HCF, Cashion has been heavily engaged in the 3x3 feasibility study leading HCF’s engagement on the project and working directly with the Army Corps on the Visual Impact Assessment and Section 106 review. 
  9. Kevin Mills - President and CEO of the South Carolina Aquarium.  During his 15-year tenure, he’s overseen the growth of the Sea Turtle Care Center and the world-renowned Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery exhibit, the implementation of digital education programs that have reached children in more than 40 countries, and the launch of a Conservation Department that focuses on fostering resilient communities with the capacity to contend with climate change. 
  10. Laura Cantral - has served as the executive director of the Coastal Conservation League since January 2018. Prior to this role, Laura worked in Washington DC, where she was a senior partner at Meridian Institute, a leading organization in the field of collaborative problem solving and alternative dispute resolution. The primary focus of Laura’s work has been on ocean and coastal policy issues at the state, regional, national, and international levels. 
  11. Jordi Yarborough - Senior Vice President, Community Engagement and Secretary to the Board of the South Carolina Ports Authority where she leads the organization’s local government relations efforts, oversees the Port Ambassadors business leadership program, manages relationships with SCPA’s community partners, oversees the Community Giving Program and represents the Port on multiple boards. She also serves as Secretary to the SCPA Board, acting as the agency’s liaison and coordinating Board matters. 
  12. Dennis J. Frazier - Coordinates Advisory Committee planning for the Charleston Medical District (CMD) representing MUSC and the CMD.  In 2105, Dennis led the effort to create a Charleston Medical District Greenway, which opened in November 2017.  In 2018, he joined the city’s delegation to the Netherlands and in 2019 participated in the two Dutch Dialogues work sessions of 2019.  He was the MUHA Administrator for Facilities and Capital Planning, overseeing all facility functions including building the Ashley River Tower and planning the new Children’s Hospital.  
  13. Herbert Maybank –a project team leader of the Water & Soil team of CCRAB (Charleston Community Research to Action Board), has been active with the Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities (LAMC) and in educating residents in the Upper Neck communities about the USACE 3x3 study.  He has family ties to the Rosemont Community and spends considerable time working on environmental justice issues in the area.   
  14. Hagood S. (Hagood II) Morrison - Vice President and broker with Bridge Commercial, a locally based commercial real estate firm. Hagood lives in Harleston Village with his wife and two children. He chairs the UrbanPlan Committee for the local chapter of the Urban Land Institute and is also a member of the Advancement Board for the Clemson University Master’s in Real Estate Development program.