Members of the Military Enhancement Committee are appointed by local governments, the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Military Task Force. Funding for the Military Enhancement Committee’s work comes from local and state governments, business contributions and private contributions.

Jim Wegmann
S.C. Military Base Task Force Representative

Frankie Denmark
appointed by Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce

Jimmy Boozer
appointed by Town of Port Royal 

Teri Maude
appointed by the City of Beaufort

Merritt Patterson
appointed by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce

Ed Saxon
appointed by Beaufort County  

Blakely Williams
President & CEO, Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce


The Military Enhancement Committee of Beaufort County is established and reaffirmed as an Auxiliary Committee of the Beaufort Regioinal Chamber of Commerce to enhance the quality and value of the military installations of Beaufort County and to lay the framework to defend these three military bases with regard to any

threats, including base realignments and closures; and to establish procedures and contingency plans in the event one or more of these military installations is closed or realigned.


The MEC shall remain established by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Board to address community concerns and activities regarding future BRACs or any other occurrences of possible reductions, additions or changes of mission with any of the military installations.