Stormwater Committee


This committee meets quarterly in January, April, July and October. Education sessions provided periodically. View the town calendar or call 843-913-6333 for upcoming meeting dates.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Yvette Hellyer - Chairwoman
    Term: March 14, 2023 to March 14, 2027
  • Vacancy
  • Ron Mask
    Term: January 11, 2022 to January 11, 2026
  • Vacancy
  • Ken Podraza
    Term: Sept. 13, 2022 to Sept. 13, 2026


Term: 4 years

Mission Statement: The Town of Surfside Beach Stormwater Advisory Committee, an ad hoc committee, is established to protect and improve the Town's greatest natural aquatic resources-its lakes, waterways and beaches-by fostering public stewardship, recommending Best Management Practices (BMPs), conducting long- and short-range planning and execution of these BMPs to restore and preserve these aquatic resources ensuring they meet the most feasible and achievable water quality goals. The board will also address flood control BMPs, as needed, in conjunction with its long-term water quality mission. The committee serves as the Town's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) forum for public participation, public education and outreach, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site and post-construction runoff controls, and improved pollution prevention and good housekeeping with all Town operations.

Duties: The function of the Committee is to meet periodically to develop complementary strategies for managing the town's stormwater systems through public education, outreach, participation, involvement, pollution prevention and stormwater best practices.

Qualifications: The Town of Surfside Beach Stormwater Committee is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of Town Council but there are no specific qualifications. Town residency is required.

Volunteers Sought

There are three vacancies on the Stormwater Committee.

If you are interested in serving on this committee, you may submit an application (PDF) at any time. 

Contact Us

For additional information about the Stormwater committee, email the public works director or call 843-913-6361.

Volunteers Needed for Water Quality Monitoring

Samples are taken the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month between 8:30 to 10 am. More information about the program is available. Training is provided. If you are interested, email Coastal Carolina University's volunteer water quality monitoring coordinator, Kelly Hall.

Stormwater Management & Education Opportunities

You may also email Michelle LaRocco, Coastal Training Program Coordinator or call 843-904-9034.


Other resources and information are available from the Public Works Department.

How Trees Impact Stormwater

View a PDF of a PowerPoint Presentation presented to the Planning Commission about Protected, Specimen and Landmark Trees (PDF).

Annual Reports

View the Annual Reports archive. Note: Annual Reports are no longer submitted as all meeting minutes are available on this site.