BPW Commissioners

Mr. Kelly

James Kelly, District I


Mr. Kelly is retired from Milliken & Company, having worked there for over 44 years. He serves as Treasurer for the Board of Commissioners. Mr. Kelly and his wife Novella have three daughters, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He is active in his church and is passionate about community activism. Mr. Kelly has worked on numerous large projects with BPW in his time as Commissioner. He is a listening ear for the citizens of District I, and works to ensure that their voices are heard. 


Mr. Harris Small

Roger Harris, District II


Mr. Harris has served on the Board of Commissioners since 1986, serving as Chairman of the Board from 2000-2006, and from 2016 to the present. He was born and raised in Gaffney, and he and his late wife Linda have three children, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Harris is an avid fisherman, and you can often find him at Lake Whelchel. He is a committed public servant that has been around for some of BPW's biggest moments over the past three decades.


Mrs. McKey

Meredith McKey, District III


Mrs. McKey is a graduate of North Greenville University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is currently employed with the State of South Carolina as a right-of-way agent, and she's also a licensed Realtor. She and her husband Derick have three children. Mrs. McKey is the Secretary for the Board of Commissioners, and she enjoys serving the residents of District III.


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David Dorman, District IV


Mr. Dorman is a CPA and is employed as the CFO for Hamrick Mills. He is a lifelong resident of District IV and is married to Debbie. David is a graduate of Limestone University, Clemson University, and Gardner Webb University with degrees in accounting and divinity. For the past 34 years, he has been heavily involved in various community service roles as a board member, and as a volunteer for several organizations in Gaffney. He is also very active in his church in numerous leadership roles and has a passion for outreach and ministry.


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Donald E. Lester, Jr, District V


Mr. Lester is President of ICR Plumbing Systems, Inc., and has lived in District V for 40 years. He and his wife, Pam, have two sons and two granddaughters. Mr. Lester is a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church and has served on the Cherokee National Golf & Recreation Club Board of Directors and the Gaffney Youth Baseball Board of Directors. He enjoys serving at his church, spending time with his family, and being involved in his community