Six local Kershaw area residents will serve as inaugural members of a new Haile Gold Mine Community Advisory committee. The collaborative effort will solicit input from the Kershaw area community while also helping to keep the public informed about what is happening at the gold mine.
The Community Advisory Committee met for the first time on Thursday, Feb. 10. In this inaugural meeting, Haile Gold Mine leaders provided an update on the gold mine, including proposed plans for underground mining. Committee members provided feedback about the mine’s operation and engagement suggestions with the community.
Inaugural members of the Citizen Advisory Committee are:
- Mitch Lucas (Chairman) – Former Kershaw Town Administrator
- Harold Gardner – Local businessman and farmer
- Brian Roberts – Roberts Shell
- Tommy Baker – Baker Funeral Home
- Stephanie Thompson – Local educator
- Sheila Hinson – Southern Properties Realty
“All of us at Haile Gold Mine are proud to be here in Kershaw and care deeply about our neighbors throughout the area,” said David Londono, Executive General Manager, Haile Gold Mine. “We appreciate the members of the committee for their willingness to serve in this capacity and share candid feedback to help us enhance an ongoing, open dialogue with the community to build trust and promote transparency.”
“I would like to thank the team at Haile Gold Mine for reaching out to us, listening to our feedback, and demonstrating a commitment to the Kershaw community,“ said Mitch Lucas, Chairman, Haile Gold Mine Community Advisory Committee. “Kershaw is fortunate to be home to the largest gold mine on the East Coast, and by establishing a stronger partnership between the mine and the local community, we will ensure that everyone understands and experiences the benefits the modern day mine brings.”