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.


SPATS Policy Committee 2016:

  • Chair - Rep. Mike Forrester, Spartanburg County Legislative Delegation
  • 1st Vice Chair - Jeff Horton, Spartanburg County Council
  • 2nd Vice Chair - Junie White, Mayor of City of Spartanburg
  • Julian Hankinson, Private Sector Representative
  • Roger Nutt, Spartanburg County Council
  • Sterling Anderson, Spartanburg City Council
  • Tony Gillispie, Mayor of Lyman
  • Lisa Scott, Mayor of Duncan
  • Michael Meissner, Mayor of Pacolet
  • Mike Hamrick, Mayor of Cowpens
  • Whit Kennedy, Spartanburg County Planning Commission
  • Max Cash, Mayor of Chesnee
  • Justin Bradley, Spartanburg County Council
  • Tom Arthur, Spartanburg County Transportation Committee (CTC)
  • Pat Watson, Mayor of Wellford
  • Cornelius Huff, Mayor of Inman
  • Sen. Lee Bright, Spartanburg County Legislative Delegation
  • Nancy Hogan, City of Spartanburg Planning Commission


Ex-officio Members:

  • Woodrow Willard, SCDOT Commissioner, Fourth District
  • Ron Paton, Deputy Secretary for Intermodal Planning
  • Greg Nadeau, Federal Highway Administrator


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

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