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About Lake Murray Country

The Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board (CCLMC) is a 501c (6) organization that promotes the Capital City/Lake Murray Country region of South Carolina.

The region includes the counties of Lexington, Newberry, Richland and Saluda counties as well as the City of Columbia. CCLMC is member of the South Carolina Association of Tourism Regions (SCATR) the 11 regional organizations charged with promoting tourism across the state of SC. CCLMC maintains membership to various regional, national and local tourism and travel related associations and organizations.

The organization markets the region both regionally and nationally to lure visitors into the region to increase tourism revenues while providing economic impact for the region. Outdoor recreation along with event specific promotion of all outdoor activities and vacation planning promotions are a major part of the organization’s efforts.

CCLMC Regional Tourism Board Members


Board meetings are held the last Thursday of each month.

Mr. Jimmy Chao, Chair

Ryan Wingard, Treasurer

Jan Jernigan, Vice Chair

Andy Briggs, Secretary

Carl Sundius

Adam Huneau

Susan O'Cain

Brad Rutherford

Jennifer Wilson

Ex-Officio Officers

Representative Nathan Ballentine

SC House of Representatives, District 71

Honorable Sam Davis

City of Columbia Council

Mrs. Iris Griffin

Dominion Energy, VP of Fossil Hydro Operations

Honorable Beth Carrigg

Lexington Country Council, District 7

Mr. Ryan Dukes

Blue Marlin & Blue Marlin Signature Catering, Owner

Honorable Henry “Buddy” Livingston, III

Newberry County Council, Chairman

Honorable Howard E. Duvall

City of Columbia Council

Senator Katrina Shealy

SC Senate, District 23

Representative Chip Huggins

SC House of Representatives, District 85

Honorable Debbie Summers

Lexington County Council, District 4

Mr. Gettys Brannon

McAlister Communications

Honorable Jerry Strawbridge

Lexington County Council, District 4

Mr. Mike Valk

Honorary Ex-Officio

Honorable Derrek Pugh

Richland County Council

Representative Paula Rawl Calhoon

SC House of Representatives, District 87