Mayors meet with Governor Haley at the State House
Mayor Bill Young of the City of Walterboro was among the state’s mayors who met with Governor Haley in Columbia on Tuesday, May 31.
Columbia – More than 40 mayors from cities and towns across the state met with Governor Nikki Haley today to offer their hand as partners in the state’s economic development efforts. Mayors from big cities to small towns gathered in the governor’s office to hear her priorities for the year, ask questions and offer their help to the governor in bringing businesses and jobs to their regions and state.
Orangeburg Mayor Paul Miller, president of the Municipal Association of SC, led the delegation of mayors and stressed to Governor Haley that the state’s cities and towns represent the hubs of economic growth and future prosperity of South Carolina.
“We as mayors serve the same constituents you do and have the same goals in mind – to bring good jobs and provide a high quality of life so businesses will want to come to and remain in our state,” Miller said to the governor on behalf of the mayors. “Cities and towns provide the programs, infrastructure, services and quality of life amenities residents and businesses expect and demand. Our cities and towns want to be partners with you and the state in recruiting and retaining businesses.”
In her remarks to the group of mayors, Governor Haley reiterated the importance of local elected leaders having local flexibility that also should be accompanied by local accountability. She also expressed her confidence that every city and town has something unique to offer the state’s economic development efforts.
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The Municipal Association of South Carolina is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit Association of incorporated cities and towns dedicated to raising the standards of municipal government through a broad range of services.