Public Policy Committee


Trident United Way (TUW) endeavors to become a nonprofit policy leader as one way of supporting measurable community change. TUW remains non-ideological and non-partisan in its advocacy, urging lawmakers to set aside partisanship and to work together. TUW uses its convening power—bringing together all its partners: business, labor, nonprofits, and advocates—to help find policy common ground and to create change.
The Public Policy Committee represents TUW on state and local issues that impact the Tri-County area and the Palmetto State. The 2017 Public Policy Day will take place on February 15th at the South Carolina State House. TUW recently expanded the Public Policy Committee to be more reflective of the Tri-County area.The committee members include: Bryan Boroughs (Chair), Ben Hagood, Anne Bergin, Rita Berry, Andy Brack, Dr. Charles Darby, Dwayne Green, Don Gordon, Jenny Horne, Anna Lewin, Bernie Mazyck, Charles Patrick, Grant Reeves, Jennie Stephens and Paul Thurmond. 
TUW’s Public Policy Advocacy Platform for 2017 will influence state policy during the 122nd South Carolina General Assembly and local policy throughout 2017.  It is designed to guide TUW as it works to assist policy-makers in crafting the best possible governmental policies in the areas of education, financial stability and health.
For 2017, planned advocacy items include:
School Readiness
Increasing Access to Quality Child Care
Third Grade Literacy
Affordable Housing
Increasing Income
Gaining and Sustaining Assets
Increasing Access to Health Care