Thomas Ratcliffe, Jr.
CRC Council Chairman
State Non-Public Appointment


Reggie Loper
CRC Council Vice-Chairman
Commissioner
 Effingham Co. Commission


Ken Lee
CRC Council Secretary
Mayor of Rincon

Allen Burns
CRC Executive Director

Meet the Coastal Regional Commission Council

The Coastal Regional Commission is directed by a Commission Council, a body of elected and appointed officials representing the public and private sector.

Who serves on the Coastal Regional Commission Council?

There are thirty-nine (39) members on the CRC Council. The Chairman (or their elected designee) of each county commission in the region shall serve for a period of time concurrent with their elected office. The Mayor (or their elected designee) from the largest municipality (population) in each county in the region shall serve for a period of time concurrent with their term of elected office.

State-Elected Government Non-public Appointments. One (1) member of a school board or superintendent of schools and two (2) nonpublic residents of the region shall be appointed by the Governor, each for a term of two (2) years.

One (1) non-public member shall be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor for a term of two years. One (1) non-public member shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives for a term of two (2) years.

Additional Non-public Appointments. In order to meet the requirement of various federal agencies that require nonpublic participation, there shall be a minimum of thirty-five percent (35%) non-public representatives from the private sector, chambers, post-secondary education institutions, workforce development or labor groups. There will be one (1) non-public representative per county for a term of one (1) year and may be reappointed. Chatham County will have two additional non-public appointments, Glynn County will have one additional non-public appointment, and Liberty County will have one additional non-public appointment for a term of one (1) year and may be reappointed.