Mayor Barbara Jo Blain-Bellamy
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Atty. Barbara Jo Blain-Bellamy is a Conway native whose assigned work is to serve others. She began a social work career before completing her undergraduate studies, and later centered her law career on relief for the underserved. Her fundamental belief is that the best use of our God-given talents is in service to His people.

Sworn in as Conway’s first black mayor on January 4, 2016, and after re-election, on January 6, 2020, Barbara’s contributions as a member of the Conway City Council began in January 1993. She twice served as Mayor-Pro-Tempore, and was the city’s deputy administrator in the early 2000’s. Barbara has also served on a dozen or so boards and commissions over the past 25 years. She is currently a member of the SC Bar Association, president of the Horry County League of Cities, executive board member of the Myrtle Beach Regional Council of Governments, and board member of the Municipal Association of SC. Keeping Conway in the spotlight, Mayor Barbara Blain-Bellamy is the former president of the Association of South Carolina Mayors, Chair of the Waccamaw Region Council of Governments, and first Vice President of the Municipal Association of South Carolina.


Barbara earned an associate’s degree from Coastal Carolina University (then, a branch of the University of South Carolina), and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from USC. At age 46, she began her studies at the USC School of Law, and has since practiced criminal and domestic law. Barbara was awarded an honorary doctorate in public service by Coastal Carolina University in 2018. Her leadership skills were honed through Leadership Grand Strand, Leadership South Carolina, the American Leadership Forum, and the Municipal Elected Officials Institute (an Advance Institute) of Government. She is most proud of being a late-bloomer and lifelong learner. Barbara overcame her fear of everything dark and alone when, at age 55, she hiked for five days in the Blue Ridge Mountains and spent 24 hours in absolute solitude. She later learned to swim at age 60. In 2019, Barbara was named ‘Citizen of the Year’ by the Upsilon Beta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. 


Through substitute-parenting and step-parenting, Barbara is the mother of seven and grandmother of eight. She and her husband Bobby Bellamy are active members of the Friendship Baptist Church. They enjoy travel (foreign and domestic), bargain-hunting, and cherish every moment spent with granddaughter, Kennedy. Barbara also enjoys writing, reading, and Sudoku puzzles. She plans to study art history and philosophy. 


A Butler 1Amanda Butler

Amanda Butler was elected in 2021 to the Conway City Council and is currently serving her first term. She completed her undergraduate studies from Clemson University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in Biological Sciences. She completed graduate studies from the Interdenominational Theological Center in 2011 with a master’s degree in Divinity and post graduate studies from Francis Marion University in 2020 with a Master of Arts in Teaching-Learning Disabilities. For seven years, Amanda worked for SC Vocational Rehabilitation as a transition counselor for transition aged youth. In 2021, Amanda began working as a special education teacher at Conway High School, where she is currently employed. 
 
Amanda is a member of the Mu Iota Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Amanda also assists the coaching staff for the Conway High School girl’s basketball program. Amanda is a member of Mason Temple COGIC and previously served as the youth advisor for Mt. Pisgah MB Church. 
 
Amanda is the proud parent of one son. She is the daughter of Judge Aaron C. Butler, the late Shirley Hickman Butler, and Deborah Butler.


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William GoldfinchWilliam Goldfinch, IV
William is a native of Conway, SC and a 2003 graduate of The   University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business. William   and his wife Sallie manage a financial advisory practice in Conway, and   together they have two sons, Mac and Sam.

William serves on the   advisory board of Coastal Carolina National Bank and he serves as   Vice President of The Conway High School Educational Foundation,     past president of Billy's Boys Inc., and past president and current   Secretary of The Waccamaw Sertoma Club, former board member of   The Conway Chamber of Commerce and The Conway Planning   Commission.

William is an active member of First United Methodist   Church where he has served many roles including Finance Chairman and he enjoys participating in outreach projects. 




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Beth Helms Headhot websiteBeth Helms
Beth Helms was elected in 2021 to the Conway City Council and is currently serving her first term. She graduated in 1986 from Conway High School and then graduated from Clemson University in 1990. She has a BS in Management with minors in Finance and Real Estate from Clemson University. Beth is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (CG-1685). She worked for twenty years as a Fee Appraiser and is currently employed by The Horry County Assessor’s Office as a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser. Beth is FEMA certified with Federal Government for Disaster Relief. Beth coached girls’ softball at the Conway Recreation Department and played league tennis at the Riverfront Tennis Center. Beth has also served on the Conway Booster Club Board and the Riverfront Tennis Committees.

Beth is a Member of First Baptist Church of Conway and also attends The Rock Church. Her family includes her parents, Donald and Betsy Helms of Conway; her brother David (Kathy), and a nephew, Hunter, all of Chapin, SC. 

 

 


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Alex Hyman (crop) Alex Hyman
Alex Hyman was elected in 2019 to the Conway City Council and is currently in his first term. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of South Carolina in 2002. While at the University of South Carolina, he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity serving as the Secretary, Philanthropy Chair, and President. 

Following the completion of his undergraduate education, Alex began working for his father’s law firm as an appraisal analyst closely working with the South Carolina Department of Transportation. After working in this field for a year, Alex enrolled at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  

After completing law school, Alex began working as a law clerk for the Honorable Edward B. Cottingham, Circuit Court Judge for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Following his clerkship, Alex began working at the Law Office of Larry B. Hyman Jr. In 2008 Alex started The Hyman Law Group, PA. Today Alex focuses on criminal defense while also practicing Real Estate and Personal Injury law. Alex has handled cases all across the state of South Carolina in State and Federal Court. 

Alex is a member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the South Carolina Association for Justice and the National College for DUI Defense. He has worked as an associate Professor at Horry Georgetown Technical College and has lectured multiple times at Coastal Carolina University. 

Prior to his election, Alex served as the chairman of the Conway Zoning Board of Appeals for eight years and as a member of the Planning Commission for two years. He is a member of the Waccamaw Sertoma club where he has served as a board member and as its President.  Alex is also actively involved at Trinity United Methodist Church, and he serves on the church council.  Alex is married to Tammi Hyman and they have two children Benjamin and Loey. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and three dogs. 

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Justin JordanJustin Jordan
Justin Derrick Jordan was elected to City Council in 2019. He is a native of Conway, SC and a 1996 graduate of Conway High School. Justin attended both Coastal Carolina University and Horry Georgetown Technical College earning a degree in Business. Justin started working in the home medical equipment field while still in high school. He continued to work with a local company until December 2007. At that time, he opened Reliable Medical Equipment of Conway. In early 2012 Justin sold his company to a national home medical equipment company, AeroCare Holdings, where he remains employed.

 Justin is the Co-Founder of Conway Cares, a local 501c3 formed following the devastating flooding from Hurricane Florence in 2018. Justin was awarded The Humanitarian Service Award at the 2019 Mayor’s Awards Banquet. He also has served on the committee that was tasked with the design and building of the all-inclusive playground at the Conway Recreation Center.

Justin married Alison Holmes Jordan in 2005, an employee of Horry Electric in Conway, SC. They are the proud parents of two daughters Rylee and Raegan. 




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Larry White (crop) Larry A. White

Larry A. White was elected to City Council in a special election on March 10, 2009. He is a graduate of Conway High School and Elizabeth City State University. Formerly a teacher at Socastee Middle School, and Health Educator at Region 6 of the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). He is currently employed by Health Care Partners of South Carolina, as an Outreach and Enrollment Specialist.

He is a lifelong member of Bethel AME Church where he serves as Church School Superintendent, Class Leader, Church School Teacher, Choir member and Trumpeter, Bus driver, and recently named Area Commissioner of the Debutante and Master Commission  for the Marion District of the AME Church;(the first male to hold this position in the State). He is a founding Board member, and current President of A Father's Place, which has offices in Conway, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Marion and Williamsburg Counties. Larry is a member of Morning Star Lodge #72. He is also a Founding Board Member of Horry County First Steps and former  chairman of the Smith-Jones Community Center, and a member of the Martin L. King, Jr. Planning Committee, to list a few of his accomplishments.

Larry is a "Community member at heart". He has started a "Community Garden", "On the Hill", on Race Path Ave at his former homestead. He is the very proud father of four children and ten grandchildren.