Gaffney Board of Public Works are Proud Partners of the Following


Piedmont Municipal Power Agency (PMPA®) is a joint action agency formed by ten municipal electric utilities in the northwest section of South Carolina. The Agency provides wholesale electric services to its Members primarily through a 25 percent ownership interest in unit 2 of the Catawba Nuclear Station, located in York County, South Carolina.  PMPA is governed by our Board of Directors and operates in the public arena. One director and one alternate are appointed from each Member by the elected city councils or utility commissions governing the local utilities.
Our Mission: PMPA provides our Public Power Communities reliable, competitive, wholesale electric and other value-added services.


KNOW(2) is designed to educate citizens about the importance of obtaining sufficient education in order to be career-ready. This must be done through the combined efforts of all community entities—families, schools, businesses, faith organizations, non-profit groups and government. This focus will provide the necessary culture to enable Cherokee County and its citizens to prosper and overcome the economic crisis though education.


The primary mission of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is to be an advocate for its members by promoting the growth of business, industry, and community.  The Chamber staff and volunteer leadership, working together, will accomplish this mission by:

  • Working with the business and industry professionals to develop an understanding of their problems and concerns.
  • Providing updates on city, county, state, and national legislative and political affairs.
  • Being proactive in the modification or prevention of controversial issues which could be detrimental to the expansion and growth of the Cherokee County community. Creating a climate of appreciation for the value of investing substance and self on behalf of the interest of competitive business.
  • Promoting economic programs designed to strengthen and expand the income potential of all businesses and industries within the trade area of Cherokee County.
  • Encouraging civic, social, and cultural programs which are designed to increase the quality of life and aesthetic values of the county.
  • Developing programs to prevent or lessen the effect of adverse conditions on the growth and expansion of the business climate in the county.