The Bamberg Board of Public Works Commissioners are elected by popular vote on a six-year rotation. The three (3) seat Board elects a new Chairman on rotational basis and governs the organization. The General Manager serves at the pleasure of the Board. Board meetings are held on the last Monday of every month and adjusted for observed Holidays.
Craig Walker Sr. is a native of Bamberg, SC who graduated from Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School. After his matriculation he answered the call to duty by serving his country honorably for almost 23 years in the U.S. Air Force. Upon his return home he was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Claflin University. Soon after, he was elected as the first African American to win a city-wide election to the Bamberg, Board of Public Works in April 2013.
Over this time period, Craig served as Chairman on the Bamberg County Economic Development Board for several years. He also coaches girls’ varsity basketball at his high school alma mater. Since he’s a self-starter he established a city league basketball program for our youth. Finally, he presently serves as our Bamberg County Veterans Affairs Director, assisting veterans with their needs after their military service commitment. Craig currently serves as the BPW Chairman of the Board.
Craig is married to Janeth Walker and they have three children, Breanne, Craig and Whitney.
Leroy “Bo” Griffin is a graduate of Blackville Hilda High School, the University of South Carolina, the South Carolina CFI School of Banking, and has been a resident of Bamberg his entire adult life.
Bo was President and CEO of Home Federal for 36 years and continues to serve on the bank’s Board of Directors. During his banking career he served on the Board of the SC Community Bankers’ Association and various other boards and civic organizations having been most recently appointed to the Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve of Richmond.
In the public service area, Bo was elected to City Council in 2010 and while on Council also served as Police Commissioner. In 2017, he was elected Commissioner to the Bamberg Board of Works and has served in that capacity for the last six years.
Bo currently serves on the deacon board at his church, is married to Cathy and has three daughters and five grandchildren.
Ronald W. Bunch Jr (Buzzy) was born and raised in Bamberg. Married to Bobbi Foster Bunch they have three children, Blaze now married to Mallory Chavis Bunch, Ray Ellen, and Roxy. Buzzy attended Wofford College on a football scholarship for one year and transferred to USC to play football and Graduated with a BS degree in Biology. After several career moves, “Blaz n Buz Catering Company” was born and has continued to grow over the past 15 plus years. He has been heavily involved in youth football and baseball for the past 20 years and for the past 15 years served as the director of the Dixie Youth Baseball and softball program in Bamberg. Buzzy’s grandfather John Candy Bunch was also a BPW commissioner. Buzzy says “My passion and love for Bamberg pushes me to help serve and guide the BPW to continue to give our customers the very best service possible.”