Defense Community
Partnership Task Force


The purpose of the Defense Community Partnership Task Force is to strengthen the resiliency, military mission value, and economic impact of the region’s military installations by developing long-range, community-driven, and military-supported plans for the highest and best use of available resources.

Task Force Members

The Task Force includes five (5) appointed members; one each by Beaufort County,
the Town of Port Royal, the City of Beaufort, the MEC and the Chamber.

Henry Amundson

Beaufort County

Mitch Mitchell

City of Beaufort

Greg Shelton

Town of Port Royal

Lisa Philp

Military Enhancement Committee

Ben Coppage

Beaufort Chamber

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If you have an idea the Task Force should consider, please reach out by clicking the link below. Once your contact information and details are provided, a member of the Task Force will reach out to learn more.

Project Charter

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Meeting Minutes

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The Military Enhancement Committee (MEC) of Beaufort County Support Fund is a charitable fund administered by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Its mission is to enhance the quality and value of the military installations of Beaufort County, namely, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Naval Air Station Beaufort, and Beaufort Naval Hospital. The MEC seeks to defend these installations against any threats like closure or natural disaster, while also positioning them for enhancement through personnel, resources, and other opportunities that both benefit the Department of Defense and our region.