Gateway Counseling was established by Legislative Act in 1973. Gateway Counseling 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 purpose of the Commission is to oversee, advise and direct the actions and operations of Gateway Counseling.


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.


AppointeeExpiration DateCouncil District
Keri HanselmanDecember 31, 2018#1 - Younts
Ken PorterDecember 31, 2023#2 - Wood
Jessica HolmanDecember 31, 2023#3 - McDaniel
Jimmy GarrettDecember 31, 2018#4 - Patterson
Terry GrubsDecember 31, 2018#5 - Carroll
December 31, 2023#6 - Anderson
Leland NelsonDecember 31, 2023#7 - Pitts
At Large
At Large


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