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  • PRINCE GEORGE (Pending): Lawsuit filed on January 9, 2022, against Georgetown County for granting a rezoning to double residential density on the Goff property near Prince George along a dangerous stretch of Highway 17 across from Hog Heaven.

Click here to see court documents filed by KIG.

  • COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN UPDATE (Pending): Working to insure meaningful public input in land use plan update and no increases in residential density on the Waccamaw Neck!

  • PAWLEYS ISLAND (February 2022): Successfully opposed a zoning change by an out-of-state developer to put a self-storage facility in a historically and culturally significant neighborhood in Pawleys Island.

  • WACHESAW (January 2022): Successfully settled a proposed zoning change on Wachesaw Road in Murrells Inlet to increase residential density. Developer and attorney listened to residents and agreed to amend request to no density increase.

  • HAGLEY (October 2021): Successfully opposed a proposed high density zoning change in Hagley near King's River Road. Developer listened to residents and withdrew his request.

  • PETIGRU APARTMENT COMPLEX (2020-21): Successfully opposed out-of-state developer's proposed zoning change to high density for a 182-unit multi-family apartment complex on Petigru Road at Mercom.

  • WAVERLY (2020): Opposed a requested zoning change to increase density at Waverly and King's River Road. County approved the Flexible Design District, but developer backed out.

  • LITCHFIELD COUNTRY CLUB (2019): Successfully opposed a requested high density zoning change to build 108 condominium units in Litchfield Country Club on racquet club property.

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Executive Director & Chief Legal Counsel 

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Cindy Ranck Person

A longtime resident of Litchfield, Cindy Person brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to KIGA. She has been a trial lawyer for more than 37 years.

Her experience includes serving as lead counsel in complex civil litigation matters including products liability, construction, commercial, real estate, personal injury, employment, probate, and civil rights in state, federal, appellate courts, and administrative tribunals. She has represented private individuals, business organizations, public and private institutions, large corporations, banks, municipalities, school districts, government entities, and nonprofits. Early in her career she served as an Assistant District Attorney with extensive experience in all phases of criminal prosecution including a primary role in the investigation and prosecution of child and adult sexual abuse cases.


In addition to her background as a lawyer, Cindy has served in domestic and overseas mission settings focusing on community development and racial reconciliation, including inner-city ministry, outreach programs, church plants, disaster relief teams, and as a law professor in the former Soviet Union.

Cindy has lived in the lower Waccamaw Neck for more than 30 years and cares deeply about our community. She is a member of the Pawleys Island Civic Club and attends and participates on the worship team at House of God Church.

Advisory Council & Board

Walter Wilkinson

Alicia Choate

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Heather Kinder

Barry Sanders

Mary Beth Klein

Catherine Porter

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