Monday, February 23, 2015 Press Releases

“A Vision for Charleston” Community Forum to Focus on Priorities for Next Mayoral Administration

by Andy Hollis

Event will mark first gathering of candidates for Mayor of Charleston

Charleston, SC – Today Charleston Moves, Coastal Conservation League, Historic Charleston Foundation,, and the South Carolina Community Loan Fund will convene a forum at the Francis Marion Hotel to discuss priorities for the next mayoral administration.

Sponsored by Mr. John Winthrop, Monday’s event will be the first of several meetings held by various community organizations to engage citizens and leaders and share ideas for improving our community. This forum will complement later events and debates, helping ensure that all candidates are familiar with the ideas of the community as they craft and share their own campaign plans.

Candidates who have filed to run for mayor will be in attendance and have been invited to take part in this discussion.

Seven priority topics will be discussed in this forum:

  • Downtown Plans and Getting Them Implemented
  • Getting a West Ashley Plan
  • Priorities for James Island
  • People on Bikes, People on Their Feet: Safe Streets for All
  • Flooding and Resiliency
  • Public Transit
  • Economic Development

The event will be streamed live at

Tickets are required. Space is limited. Lunch will be provided.
Suggested donation at the door: $10.

“A Vision for Charleston: Priorities for the Next Mayoral Administration” Community Forum

Monday, February 23, 2015
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Check-in
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM – Program

Colonial Ballroom
Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Charleston Moves advocates and provides leadership to transform Charleston into a bike and pedestrian-friendly region.

The Coastal Conservation League works to protect the natural landscapes, abundant wildlife, clean water, and quality of life in South Carolina.

The Historic Charleston Foundation is dedicated to preserving and protecting the architectural, historical and cultural character of Charleston and its Lowcountry environs, and to educating the public about Charleston’s history and the benefits that are derived from preservation. is an online community created to connect people, businesses, and organizations to the things they care most about—and empower them to make real, lasting change. Because when it comes to the place we call home, we believe we all have an ownership stake. We all have a say. And we all have the power to make a change for the better.

The South Carolina Community Loan Fund works to advance equitable access to capital by providing loans, technical assistance, and advocacy for affordable housing, healthy food, community facilities, and community business enterprises to create thriving, prosperous, economically resilient communities for all South Carolinians.

**A special thank you to the Francis Marion Hotel for providing the space for this event.**

Staff Contact

Laurin Manning · [email protected]

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