While fulfilling the duties given to the South Carolina Council of Engineering & Surveying Societies (SCCESS), by the legislature, and after interviewing several candidates, the council has made two nominations to the Governor to fill the two open seats on the South Carolina Board of Registration for Engineering and Surveying.
For the open Land Surveying seat, SCCESS, which ACEC-SC is a member of, decided that Mr. Gene Dinkins, PE, PLS is the most qualified applicant to fill the open Surveyor seat on the Board and is to be reappointed to another term
Dinkins is a registered both as a Surveyor and Engineer and will serve both licenses as a member of the Registration Board. Dinkins has served on this board for some time as one of the two surveyor positions. As a member of the South Carolina Society of Engineering and Surveying Societies (SCCESS), ACEC-SC endorsed Mr. Dinkins for the position.
For the second open seat vacated by Theresa Hodge, PE, SCCESS and ACEC-SC nominated Mr. D. Mack Kelly, PE, PLS to the Governor for appointment. Kelly is registered both as a Surveyor and Engineer and will serve both licenses as a member of the Registration Board. He is a public employee which will give a different perspective on the board and makes it more diversified. After interviewing him, ACEC-SC knows he brings a level of professionalism that will serve this board well.
SCCESS is made up of participating Engineering and Surveying Societies here in South Carolina, and is tasked by the SC Legislature to vet candidates and make nominations to the Governor for Board of Registration members, among other things. Present for interviews this year were the American Society of Civil Engineers SC Chapter, the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina, The South Carolina Association of Structural Engineers, The South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers and the South Carolina Society of Professional Land Surveyors.
There will be seats opening again next year, so if have ever considered serving your profession in this way, keep your eyes peeled this spring for advertisement for opening seats.