The purpose of the River Alliance shall be to maximize the benefits derived from the assets of the Broad, Congaree, and Saluda Rivers for the citizens of the Central Midlands Metropolitan Area. The board was established to have the ultimate authority over the conduct and management of the business affairs of the Corporation.


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There are twenty-eight (28) seats. The City of Columbia holds three (3) seats. 
Term of office is three (3) years with one (1) reappointment.
All appointees must reside within the corporate limits of the City of Columbia.


Meetings are held on a quarterly basis or as needed.

City Appointed Committee Members:

Term Ends
Dr. Betty Ellen Mandell2
August 2020
The Honorable Stephen K. Benjamin
The Honorable Howard E. Duvall, Jr.

Contact Info:

Mr. Mike Dawson
Executive Director
(803) 765-2200
420C Rivermont Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
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