By Andrew Boyles, Town of Mount Pleasant Executive Offices
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (June 21, 2021) – Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie and Mount Pleasant Town Council recently released the 2020 Annual Report. “None of us ever imagined having to deal with the unprecedented challenges that 2020 brought us,” said Mayor Haynie. “This pandemic tested all of us both personally and professionally, but we came together as a community, albeit six feet apart, to take care of one another.”
This fourth-largest municipality in South Carolina, boasting a population of more than 90,000 residents and 6,000 businesses, remains one of the safest communities to live and work in the state. At the onset of the pandemic, the Town rapidly implemented emergency response plans to protect residents and businesses. It maintained continuity of community lifelines, reduced risks to staff and the public, and mitigated the economic impact of the pandemic, thereby keeping up the exemplary levels of service that its citizens have come to expect.
Throughout the year, the Town supported its business community with additional allowances for temporary uses such as outdoor dining and information campaigns designed to encourage continued patronage of local businesses. New business openings grew, and unemployment remained lower than both the state and national levels. The Town spent 2020 investing heavily in various infrastructure projects and receiving many accolades for its financial management practices, among other things. For more information concerning these topics, we invite you to look through our 2020 Annual Report.
“Our fight against COVID-19 and its impact continues, but so too does our commitment to providing a superior level of service to the residents and businesses of Mount Pleasant,” concluded Mayor Haynie.
For more information about the Town of Mount Pleasant and the 2020 Annual Report, visit us online at tompsc.com.