Policy Committee

The SPATS Policy Committee is the decision making body of the Spartanburg Area Transportation Study. Responsible for coordinating basic policies of the transportation planning process and plan implementation, the SPATS Policy Committee determines priorities of transportation projects and approves the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Long Range Transportation Plan, and the Unified Planning Work Program. It is primarily comprised of elected officials representing municipal, county and state governing bodies within the study area. The Policy Committee meets four times a year on the second Monday of February, June, August, and November. For the latest Policy Committee minutes & upcoming agendas, please check the downloads below.

Next meeting will be August 10th, Monday, meeting at the following web address in the Spartanburg County Administrative Office Council Chambers, 366 N. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29303.


SPATS Policy Committee 2020:

  • Chair - Rep. Manning Lynch, Spartanburg County Council
  • 1st Vice Chair - Junie White, Mayor of City of Spartanburg
  • 2nd Vice Chair - Rep. Mike Forrester, Spartanburg County Legislative Delegation
  • Julian Hankinson, Private Sector Representative
  • Roger Nutt, Spartanburg County Council
  • Rob Rain, Spartanburg City Council
  • Larry Chappell, Mayor of Lyman
  • Clyde Rogers Jr, Mayor of Duncan
  • Michael Meissner, Mayor of Pacolet
  • Mike Hamrick, Mayor of Cowpens
  • Whit Kennedy, Spartanburg County Planning Commission
  • Max Cash, Mayor of Chesnee
  • Bob Walker, Spartanburg County Council
  • John Throckmorton, Spartanburg County Transportation Committee (CTC)
  • Pat Watson, Mayor of Wellford
  • Cornelius Huff, Mayor of Inman
  • Rep. Rosalyn Henderson-Myers, Spartanburg County Legislative Delegation
  • Jared Wilson, City of Spartanburg Planning Commission
  • Andrew Dixon, Mayor of Reidville
  • Dewey Harrelson Jr, Mayor of Central Pacolet


Ex-officio Members:

  • Woodrow Willard, SCDOT Commissioner, Fourth District
  • Brent Rewis, Deputy Secretary for Intermodal Planning
  • Mark Pleasant, Federal Highway Administrator


To see upcoming meeting dates, please visit our Policy Committee Meeting page.

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