The Laurens County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission was established by Legislative Act in 1973. The Laurens County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse was created by County Ordinance #99 in 1980. Amended by Ordinance #305 in 1989 addressing the manner of appointment. Ordinance #360 in 1992 reestablished the Board so as to receive state funding. In 2003 there was an amending Ordinance #571 addressing the appointment process and amended ordinances #99 and #305. The Board is now known as the Gateway Counseling.
The purpose of the Commission is to oversee, advise and direct the actions and operations of the Laurens County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (now known as Laurens County Gateway Center).
The Commission consists of nine (9) members, one (1) from each County Council District, and two (2) at large from the County. Each appointee shall be registered voter within Laurens County.
The members of the Commission are appointed by County Council for four (4) year terms. Commissioners may serve more than one term and may succeed themselves. In the event a vacancy, the Council Member for the unexpired term of the appointee shall fill such vacancy for the unexpired term of the appointee. No compensation.
|Appointee||Expiration Date||Council District|
|Terry Grubs||December 31, 2018||#5 - Carroll|
|Ken Porter||December 31, 2023||#2 - Wood|
|Jimmy Garrett||December 31, 2018||#4 - Jones|
|Jessica Holman||December 31, 2023||#3 - McDaniel|
|Keri Hanselman||December 31, 2018||#1 - Younts|
|Leland Nelson||December 31, 2023||#7 - Pitts|
|December 31, 2023||#6 - Anderson|