“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.