SCARC Executive Committee:

President:  Alan Rickenbaker

Director of GIS at West Columbia, SC
Phone: (803)939-8626


Alan is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he obtained a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Science degree. Alan started with the City of West Columbia in late June. Alan was previously employed with Lexington County's Planning and GIS Department for 13 years, where he started as a GIS Technician and over the years moved up to eventually become the GIS Manager. Alan and his team were responsible for maintaining and housing the County’s GIS data, supporting the Online Mapping Applications, creating custom maps and apps, and performing numerous other tasks in support of improved spatial awareness for the County.

Past President:  Reginald Odell Sanders II

Director of GIS at Florence County

Reggie started out his GIS career in the Florence County Assessor's office. He moved into the GIS department and was promoted to the Director of GIS at Florence County in 2023. He is a genius.

 Secretary: Lorelei Kelly-Guiles

Florence County GIS Department
518 S Irby Street                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Florence , SC 29072
Phone: (843)678-3597


Originally a native of New York and graduate of the College of New Rochelle with a MS degree in Gerontology, Lorelei relocated to South Carolina and was introduced to the field of geospatial technology. She has been involved in GIS for fifteen years and joined the newly formed Florence County GIS Department in 2007. Now she is a GIS Technician where she is responsible for the QA/QC of parcel data, creating maps for internal and external customers. editing topology and providing training. Lorelei is also a strong supporter of GIS in education and has coordinated GIS Day activities in Florence County School Districts One and Four since 2008.

Lorelei expresses sincerely, “I am delighted to be working with all of the SCARC members and affiliates, and look forward to helping promote the growth of this exceptional GIS based organization.”

Finance Director/Treasurer : Valerie Gray

Lexington County Planning & GIS
212 South Lake Drive Suite 302, Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: (803)785-1454


Valerie is a graduate of Columbia College in Columbia, SC, where she obtained a BA in Art.  She is a Planning/GIS Technician with the Planning and GIS Department for Lexington County where she assists in creating, building, maintaining, and modifying various databases. She also creates and maintains the E-911 street and street address database, assigns new E-911 street addresses, as well as provides internal and external user support and training. Valerie also serves as the County Emergency Management GIS Liason and has completed numerous ICS and NIMS courses in the effort to build a better understanding and form a solid partnership with GIS and Emergency Management.

Valerie believes, “One of the greatest rewards of working in a GIS environment is being able to explain to others what GIS ‘means’ and how it benefits so much of what we do and how we live. This sets the groundwork for creating lasting relationships.”

Valerie is honored to have served as SCARC’s President for two consecutive years.

Past Treasurer : Tina Davis

 Tina began working with York County in January 1988 in the Tax Collectors Office, and then moved to the Treasurer’s Office in Accounts Payable for almost ten years.  In 1996 Tina looking for a change of pace, accepted a position with the Office of Emergency Management as the Information Coordinator.  Tina watched the technology surrounding E9-1-1/Communications change from hand drawn maps using colored pencils to the wonders of GIS.  Tina has now retired as the GIS Specialist for the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Public Safety Communications.  Tina expressed “GIS is a great tool used throughout York County and we have only scratched the surface.”  Tina was involved with SCARC since 2001, when we gathered at the SC Department of Archives Building. Tina faithfully served as Treasurer for SCARC for eleven years and her service and dedication is greatly appreciated. 


SCARC is a non-profit organization in South Carolina

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