Okatie, SC (January 24, 2012) – James Scott of Hardeeville has been appointed to the Beaufort – Jasper Water and Sewer Authority’s (BJWSA) Board of Directors. Mr. Scott was appointed by Governor Nikki Haley with special consideration by the legislative delegation. His term runs through 2017, at which time he will be eligible for re – appointment.

Mr. Scott replaces Mark Snyder, who gave nine years of exemplary service to the Board of Directors from 2002 through 2011, and served as chairman from 2004 until 2007.

Mr. Scott has a distinguished history of public service in the Lowcountry, working for the Jasper County Sherriff’s Office, the City of Hardeeville and the Beaufort County School District. He is currently a licensed real estate broker and shareholder with Keller Williams Hilton Head and Bluffton Real Estate Company and a licensed residential and commercial contractor.

BJWSA’s Board of Directors is an eleven – member body, with Directors representing Beaufort County, Jasper County, the City of Beaufort, the Town of Bluffton, the Town of Hardeeville, the Town of Port Royal, the Town of Hilton Head Island and the Town of Ridgeland.