The Greenbelt Bank Board was established by Charleston County Council to address the loss of greenspace and promote balanced growth throughout the rural areas of the county. Through funding the acquisition of interest in real property from willing sellers, the Greenbelt Bank will preserve wildlife habitats, outstanding natural areas, sites of unique ecological significance, historical sites, forestlands, farmlands, watersheds, openspace, and rural parklands. The Greenbelt Bank will also administer the Greenbelt Project's Rural Grants Program as outlined in the Comprehensive Greenbelt Plan. The Greenbelt Bank Board consists of nine members appointed by Charleston County Council.
Chairman, Hugh Lane - Member in business of banking, finance or accounting
Vice Chairman, John Templeton - Member who is an owner of real property who is actively engaged in the real estate business
Master P. Bines - Member at-large
George John Bullwinkel - Member who is a licensed attorney with an emphasis in real estate and or land use law
T. Heyward Carter - Member who is a board member of an organization that represents hunting, fishing or outdoor recreation interests
Edwin Cooper - Member who is owner of rural real land property actively engaged in the management and operation of forestlands, farmlands or wildlife habitat
Wilbur Johnson - Member who is a board member of a charitable corporation or trust authorized to do business in this State which is organized for historic preservation purpose
Charles E. Salmonsen - Member in business of appraising forestland, farmland, or conservation management
Ellen Unger - Board member of charitable corporation or trust authorized to do business in this State that is actively engaged in the acquisition of interests in land for the purposes of natural resource or land conservation.