Additionally, Waring served on the Charleston Metro Chamber Board of Directors and Executive Committee from 1996 to 2012 and was the Chairman of the Board from 2002 to 2003. During his time as Chairman, Waring mounted a campaign for the passage of the half-cent sales tax in Charleston County. This nationally recognized campaign resulted in the passage of the referendum, which will provide more than $1.3 billion over its lifetime for roads, public transit and parks in the community.
Waring also helped to build community support that resulted in a school building program in Charleston County School District that has resulted in the renovation and construction of state-of-the-art school facilities throughout Charleston County School District for almost two decades
A native Charlestonian, Waring grew up West of the Ashley in the St. Andrews Parish area, the very district which he now represents in Charleston City Council. His parents instilled in him the conviction that you must give back to your community. Waring has taken this notion to heart as he has served the Charleston community on multiple boards, including Roper St. Francis, Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board, Charleston NAACP Freedom Fund Celebration, Diocese of Charleston Finance Board and the Wells Fargo Bank Local Advisory Board among others.
He has been married to his wife Donna for more than 40 years. They have three children and several grandchildren.
Waring will be honored for his years of service and dedication to the Charleston region at the 2017 Honors Night event on Wednesday, September 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the historic Dock Street Theatre. Winners of the following awards will also be presented: The Trailblazer; The Beacon; The Rock Star; The Pillar; The Milestone; and The One to Watch. Click to view a list of winners.