MB Berry

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, the stability, and beauty of the community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” ― Aldo Leopold

This is our time.

We now have an opportunity to create our town and aim it towards a future of our own imagining.  What will the town we create look like?

The challenge begins with re-organizing our town government into an effective, responsive body standing on a stable financial foundation.

Your new Town Council will face that challenge and I want to be a part of it.

On July 31, go to the polls and make your voice heard.  Vote for your Mary Beth Berry to serve on your new Town Council.

Know who you are voting for.

I am an educator.  I teach Introduction to Theatre and Creative Drama at the College of Charleston.

I am an advocate for responsible development on our island – the kind of development that stimulates our economy but also respects the individual freedoms of our citizens, the character of our neighborhoods and communities, and protects the qualities of our island that draw us to it: natural beauty, woodlands, waters and marshes.

I am a concerned citizen who, by becoming involved with the Harbor View Road project, has discovered that if we care about the future of our community, we have to do something about it.  I learned a great deal about working to achieve a goal by listening, speaking up, doing research and learning to compromise.  These skills will be helpful in making sure that your voice is heard and your concerns are addressed in the near future as work on the Camp Road/Folly Road intersection and the completion of Harbor View Road improvements get under way.  These will be challenging times. The results will be rewarding only if we all work together, keeping our eyes on the needs of our community now and as it will be in the future.

If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life – Kenyan proverb

I am not a politician.  I just care about James Island.

Let’s get started.


13 Responses to MB Berry

  1. Dee Smith, 1064 Harbor View Rd says:

    Congratulations! Well done!

  2. Congratulations, Madame Future Councilwoman!!!!  

    I’d like to see the Town of James Island become a haven for progressive environmentalists.  Bike paths, public transportation, public arts projects, excellent facilities like the County Park and the Senior Center, good schools, and green legislation all figure in to the public infrastructures that draw energetic, creative, educated young people to such communities—young people who tend to make a lot of money and to start interesting small businesses. We’ve already demonstrated a very attractive perseverance against the same-old-same-old that we can capitalize on. All that activism we showed can and must be recruited right away, not just to destroy I-526 but to build bike paths.

  3. Carol tempel says:

    Terrific. Congratulations. We can host a yard sign. Carol tempel

  4. Susan Milliken says:

    Mary Beth-Gary and I and our boys are so proud and happy that you are running for Town Council. We definitely need a couple of yard signs!

  5. Dee Smith, 1064 Harbor View Rd says:

    Thanks for doing such a great job with the “Save Harbor View Road Project”. You certainly have my vote! Give me some signs to put on my lawn!

  6. Corwin Sharp says:

    This is great Mary Beth! I love the quote from Leopold. You must have read “Sand County Almanac.” Public readings of “Sand County…” are a great way to get your community involved in the Leopold conservation ethic. Such a great book as are all of his writings. Have you seen “Greenfire?” It’s a recent film by a couple of friends of mine, Steve and Ann Dunsky, about Leopold’s life and works. Contact the Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, WI for more info.

  7. Amy Fabri says:

    AWESOME!! Thank you for the signs! Will proudly display them!

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