Councilman John Wells
Councilman John Wells and his wife, Mary, moved to Seabrook Island in 1995. A graduate of the electrical engineering program at Clemson University, Councilman Wells spent 33 years with U.S. Navy working on the repair and upgrade of weapons, navigation and electronic guidance systems aboard naval submarines and surface ships.
In 1997, Councilman Wells was hired as staff to the Seabrook Island Property Owners' Association's Architectural Review Board; a year later, he was appointed as Director of Maintenance and Operations. During his time with SIPOA, Councilman Wells managed several large projects, including the association's storm water pipe fiberglass lining project and resurfacing of 26 miles of privately-owned roads. He also established the SIPOA's intern program and served as the SIPOA's representative on the Horizon Plan Committee from 2004 to 2006. Councilman Wells retired from the SIPOA in 2012.
In December 2013, Councilman Wells was appointed to the Seabrook Island Planning Commission. He served as both a member and as chairman until November 2015. During his time on the Planning Commission, Councilman Wells directed updates to the town's Comprehensive Plan and Beach Management Plan.
Councilmen Wells was elected to Town Council in November 2015 and was re-elected to a second term in November 2017. During his time as a member of Town Council, Councilman Wells spearheaded development and implementation of the Seabrook Island Road Gateway Improvement Program and established the town's Dolphin Education Program. Councilman Wells serves as Town Council's liaison to the town's Accommodations Tax Committee, and has also been assigned the role of Logistics Official under the town’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.