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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.

Letter from the Chairman

Capital City/Lake Murray Country celebrated our 40th year in business in April of 2022. Our website, LakeMurrayCountry.com continues to deliver our region's message and serves as a trip planning guide for your next visit. So, be sure to dive deep into our website to learn more about this amazing and diverse area of South Carolina.

We look forward to greeting you on your next visit to the Jewel of South Carolina. Be sure to stop by our Regional Visitors Center when you are in the area.

~Jimmy Chao
Jimmy Chao

CCLMC Regional Tourism Board Members

2022—2023

Board meetings are held the last Thursday of each month.

Mr. Jimmy Chao, Chair

Dian Berry, Vice-Chair

Ryan Wingard, Treasurer

Gettys Brannon, Secretary

Brandon Crutchfield

Rick Lackland

Adam Huneau

Susan O'Cain

Brad Rutherford

Ex-Officio Officers

Representative Nathan Ballentine

SC House of Representatives, District 71

Honorable Larry Brigham

Lexington County Council

Mrs. Iris Griffin

Dominion Energy, VP of Fossil Hydro Operations

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

Honorable Tina Herbert

Columbia City Council, District 1

Mr. Mike Valk

Honorary Ex-Officio

Honorable Derrek Pugh

Richland County Council

Representative Paula Rawl Calhoon

SC House of Representatives, District 87

Honorable Jim Moore

Saluda County Council, Chairman

Mr. Buddy Jennings

SCPRT Director, Retired