Meet

Janice Dabney

Proven Experience

Throughout my tenure, I have had the pleasure of helping our community by serving in leadership roles with many charitable organizations.

I have served as:

  • President of the Lancaster Rotary Club
  • Member of the Red Cross Board
  • Chair of the United Way Board
  • Chair of the Listening Center Board
  • Chair of the Lancaster County School Board
  • Member of the South Carolina Hospital Association Board
  • Member of the Partners For Youth Board
  • Member of the USC-Lancaster Foundation Board
  • Member of the Lancaster Chamber Board
  • Member of the Economic Development Board

As for recognition, I have received:

  • Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce Citizenship and Service Award
  • Janice C Dabney Nursing Endowed Scholarship – USC-Lancaster
  • SC Ambassador Recognition – Economic Development
  • Rotaract Alumnus Award
  • Certificate of Honor for Community Service – Kappa Pi Chapter
  • Lancaster County’s Ten Most Admired Women

 

Who is Your Candidate?

About Janice Dabney

From the loading docks to the C-suite, all I’ve ever known is the “head-down, work-hard” mentality. As the recently retired CEO of Springs Memorial Hospital, I was educated right here at Lancaster High School and then at USC-Lancaster. I played basketball, cheered, worked in student government, and just about anything else I could involve myself in.

The principles that my husband Tommy and I instilled in our children are to put God first, value and prioritize your education, treat others with kindness and never judge, and give back with the talents and gifts God has given you. We knew that we needed to model that for our children as actions always speak louder than words, so that is exactly what we have tried to do.

Why Choose Janice?

A strong board member must possess strong financial management skills, an understanding of budgeting and policy making. They must be diplomatic and relate well to all people. They must be courageous and convicted but willing to work alongside their fellow Board members to make decisions for the good of the whole. They must understand that the system works best when there is a collaboration between business and education. One is not more important than the other as the success of each is dependent upon the other. I think you have seen that collaboration most recently in our partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Foundation. That is the much needed perspective that I bring to this Board.

I have demonstrated all of these capabilities throughout my career and in my many years of service to the school board and other organizations. I pride myself on being a transparent person with great integrity. I stand on my word. Change can best be impacted from within, which is why I have remained loyal and committed to the cause of education in District 5. My track record speaks for itself, and it is my desire to continue to represent District 5 as I have for many years. This district is where I have raised my children and the place I have spent my life’s work lobbying to help. My son, Alex Dabney, is currently principal at AJ High School, and I have four grandchildren that all attend schools in Lancaster county, so serving in this capacity is truly personal to me.

Janice’s Plan

Lancaster has experienced some economic challenges in recent years, but I truly believe that we are at a critical turning point. We have great momentum in the community and specifically the school district. We have a highly qualified Superintendent in Dr. Jonathan Phipps; I am proud to have been integral in his appointment to the position. He has a great vision that is in sync with where we, as a Board, want to see this district progress.

I believe in:

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Investing in teachers with competitive pay and development opportunities
  • Career center emphasis and opportunities
  • Quality leadership at all levels
  • Putting the success of our children first

This 21st century generation needs 21st century skills to enter a highly competitive and highly demanding workplace. These skills involve standards based skills in addition to technology and soft skills. We must continue to retool our approach.

I am asking for your vote on November 6, so that we can continue building on the tremendous momentum that we currently have. We are on the cusp of greatness, so let’s work together to make it happen!

Proven Experience

Throughout my tenure, I have had the pleasure of helping our community by serving in leadership roles with many charitable organizations.

I have served as:

  • President of the Lancaster Rotary Club
  • Member of the Red Cross Board
  • Chair of the United Way Board
  • Chair of the Listening Center Board
  • Chair of the Lancaster County School Board
  • Member of the South Carolina Hospital Association Board
  • Member of the Partners For Youth Board
  • Member of the USC-Lancaster Foundation Board
  • Member of the Lancaster Chamber Board
  • Member of the Economic Development Board

As for recognition, I have received:

  • Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce Citizenship and Service Award
  • Janice C Dabney Nursing Endowed Scholarship – USC-Lancaster
  • SC Ambassador Recognition – Economic Development
  • Rotaract Alumnus Award
  • Certificate of Honor for Community Service – Kappa Pi Chapter
  • Lancaster County’s Ten Most Admired Women