SCARC Executive Committee:
President: Reginald Odell Sanders II
Past President: Valerie Gray
Lexington County Planning & GIS
212 South Lake Drive Suite 302, Lexington, SC 29072
Valerie is a graduate of Columbia College in Columbia, SC, where she obtained a BA in Art. She is a Planning/GIS Technician with the Planning and GIS Department for Lexington County where she assists in creating, building, maintaining, and modifying various databases. She also creates and maintains the E-911 street and street address database, assigns new E-911 street addresses, as well as provides internal and external user support and training. Valerie also serves as the County Emergency Management GIS Liason and has completed numerous ICS and NIMS courses in the effort to build a better understanding and form a solid partnership with GIS and Emergency Management.
Valerie believes, “One of the greatest rewards of working in a GIS environment is being able to explain to others what GIS ‘means’ and how it benefits so much of what we do and how we live. This sets the groundwork for creating lasting relationships.”
Valerie is honored to have served as SCARC’s President for two consecutive years.
Secretary: Lorelei Kelly-Guiles
Florence County GIS Department
518 S Irby Street Florence , SC 29072
Originally a native of New York and graduate of the College of New Rochelle with a MS degree in Gerontology, Lorelei relocated to South Carolina and was introduced to the field of geospatial technology. She has been involved in GIS for fifteen years and joined the newly formed Florence County GIS Department in 2007. Now she is a GIS Technician where she is responsible for the QA/QC of parcel data, creating maps for internal and external customers. editing topology and providing training. Lorelei is also a strong supporter of GIS in education and has coordinated GIS Day activities in Florence County School Districts One and Four since 2008.
Lorelei expresses sincerely, “I am delighted to be working with all of the SCARC members and affiliates, and look forward to helping promote the growth of this exceptional GIS based organization.”
Treasurer : Tina Davis
York County Office of Emergency Management
PO Box 12430
149 W Black Street
Rock Hill SC 29730
Tina began working with York County in January 1988 in the Tax Collectors Office, and then moved to the Treasurer’s Office in Accounts Payable for almost ten years. In 1996 Tina looking for a change of pace, accepted a position with the Office of Emergency Management as the Information Coordinator. For the last fourteen years, Tina has watched the technology surrounding E9-1-1/Communications change from hand drawn maps using colored pencils to the wonders of GIS. Currently, Tina is the GIS Specialist for the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Public Safety Communications. She is challenged daily to putting GIS to the test maintaining ever-changing police, fire and medical response layers to be used by 9-1-1. Tina’s position with York County also requires her to provide up-to-the minute GIS information in the event of a natural or technological emergency in York County. Tina expressed “GIS is a great tool used throughout York County and we have only scratched the surface.” Tina has been involved with SCARC since 2001, when we gathered at the SC Department of Archives Building. She has been involved with the Registration Committee since 2004. Proudly, Tina has filled the Treasurer position since 2010.