Lake Waccamaw commissioner, West Ward
- What are your qualifications?
As a lifetime resident of Lake Waccamaw, some of my greatest qualifications would be that I know the area and most importantly, I know the people. I worked for many years as the Fire Marshall and Safety Specialist at DuPont, which brought a lot of hands on education in the matter of dealing with issues that could arise. Not only does my experience help in defining why I am highly qualified, but also the fact that my roots are embedded here. Four generations of my family currently live in Lake Waccamaw and I want to personally be invested in the decision making process so that when all of my grandchildren and great grandchildren have grown, they still have a safe, happy town that they want to continue to call home.
- Why do you want to serve as a member of the board?
Again, as a lifetime resident of my community, I want to be able to work with all of Lake Waccamaw’s population to solve any issues that may come up, together, as one solidified unit. I want to ensure that every person’s voice is truly heard.
- Do you think economic development or infrastructure is more important for Lake Waccamaw?
I personally believe that both are equally important for our town to thrive. Lake Waccamaw needs to see some economic growth, in a controlled manner, which will in turn help our infrastructure to maintain it’s validity but also make positive changes as our town and community grow.
- What do you consider to be the main issue your town needs to face in the next five budget years?
I think that we need to continue working on our drainage issues and we need to strive for and maintain a high standard for our sewer and water systems. Our town also needs to continue working with the local fire department, in order to keep a positive relationship between our volunteers and the citizens of Lake Waccamaw. We need to rally around the department in order to ensure that they have the equipment and materials in order to provide our community with a high level of safety and fire protection, that it deserves.