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Preservation Society adds Sam Spence as public affairs director

preservation-admin , July 14, 2022

The Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) this month named Sam Spence as its Director of Public Affairs, overseeing communications for the organization as well as key policy and partnership initiatives.

Sam joins the Preservation Society after almost 10 years at the Charleston City Paper, where he was editor for the last four. While at the alt-weekly, Sam’s work focused on local reporting as well as opinion writing, collecting several S.C. Press Association honors over the years.

“I am thrilled to join the talented team at the Preservation Society, a group I have respected for years,” Sam said. “Charleston is at an inflection point, and we are poised to be leading advocates for residents and the culturally rich, vital neighborhoods that define our city.”

A Charlotte native, Sam attended College of Charleston, where he studied Historic Preservation and Community Planning as well as political science. He and his wife live in the Park Circle area of North Charleston.

Sam can be reached at

About the Preservation Society: Founded in 1920, the Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) is the oldest grassroots preservation organization in the nation. The Society is more resilient than ever as it enters its second century of recognizing, protecting, and advocating for the Lowcountry’s historic places, while serving as a strong advocacy leader for citizens looking to preserve Charleston’s distinctive character, quality of life, and diverse neighborhoods. For more information on the Preservation Society of Charleston, please visit


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