Peninsula Perimeter Protection Advisory Committee


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.

In April of 2023, City Council updated the title and ordinance overseeing the Committee to reflect the current timeline of the project.  The new name of the Committee is the " City of Charleston's Peninsula Perimeter Protection Project Citizen and Business Advisory Committee," as the City is no longer in the 3x3x3 phase of the project and are currently in negotiations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to enter the Pre-construction, Engineering, and Design (PED) phase.

Meeting Agendascover of peninsula Protection Analysis Discovery Report

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Meeting Video Recordings

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The Peninsula Perimeter Protection Advisory Committee (formerly the Army Corps 3x3 Advisory Committee) has been meeting since April 2021 and has presented a set of recommendations to City Council on the project in accordance to the guiding ordinance for the Committee.  

View FAQ for further information and answers to commonly asked questions on the Peninsula Perimeter Protection project. 

In 2022, the Communications Working group for the Committee put together an information sheet to summarize the USACE Peninsula Feasibility Study and to answer Frequently Asked Questions. 

View Update on the Charleston Peninsula CSRM from the 3x3 Advisory Committee (May 2022)

At the onset of the project, a team 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. B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Ph.D. - is the Director of the Master of Resilient Urban Design Program at Clemson University’s School of Architecture located at 701 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC.  In addition she is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and has worked with local and national communities on issues of equity and resilience in urban design.
  5. Jack H. Cleland - a member of the Charlestowne Neighborhood Association and served as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 5 years where he worked with the civilian side of the Corps, managing contracts with, and construction by, civilian companies for military facilities in Okinawa, Japan.  After the Army and graduation from Harvard Law School, he was engaged in:  a) resolving environmental issues under federal, state, foreign and other laws; b) preparing submissions to government agencies; c) negotiating resolutions to legal/business issues with government agencies; and d) reviewing and negotiating contracts.
  6. Brandon Markland –is a resident of the Eastside and active member of the community, including a former Chair of the Flooding Committee at Eastside Community Development Corporation with a career background in international logistics, development, and sales.
  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. 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. 
  11. Rick Anderson- serves as the Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations at the Medical University of South Carolina on the Charleston campus.  He is an integral part of the Medical District planning, an active member on the Green & Health Board and oversees all Facilities and Capital Projects for the University.  He has over 30 years of experience in financial and operational leadership at seven public universities and academic health centers across five different states. 
  12. 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.   
  13. 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. 
  14. Andrew Wunderley- is Charleston’s Waterkeeper and serves as the eyes, ears, and voice of local waterways.  He earned his J.D. cum laude from the Charleston School of Law in 2008. Prior to law school, he earned a Master of Science in Environmental Policy from the Graduate School at the College of Charleston. Andrew served as head coach of the Palmetto Masters Swim Team from 1997 to 2005. He coached former Council Member Kathleen Wilson to a successful crossing of the English Channel in 2001 and four other marathon swims. He is a life long swimmer and surfer and has swum, surfed and paddled almost all Charleston’s local waterways.