David Odom is running for the open seat on the West Pelzer town council. “I have lived in West Pelzer most of my life and I feel like it is time to give back to the community I love so much,” he said.
He is the son of Joe and Ann Odom and a proud graduate of Palmetto High School as well as Greenville Technical College. He has two associates degrees, one in Management and the other in Fire Service Administration. He is a US Army veteran who was honorably discharged after working as a Military Police soldier at Ft. McClellan and Ft. Bragg.
He became involved with law enforcement in 1998 and as a volunteer firefighter in 2002. He said he enjoyed that career and became a full time firefighter in 2004 with the City of Travelers Rest. The city opened up a position for Building Official and he applied and received a job as Building Official in 2006 and still holds that job today.
“I am involved in every aspect of building codes, municipal codes, zoning codes, and stormwater issues,” he said.
He is a Past President and charter member of the Red Knights Firefighter Motorcycle Club (Greenville Chapter) and a member of the Greenville County Fire Chiefs Association Honor Guard.
“After having nearly 20 years as a public servant, I feel that it is time for me to give back to my community by running for this open seat,” Odom said.
He said he would like to see the following things happen in the great community of West Pelzer.
1. More participation in our community meetings. Let YOUR voice be heard
2. Ensure our infrastructure is working properly and is maintained for possible growth
3. Ensure all of the departments have what they need to do their jobs
4. Provide a community event for the veterans in West Pelzer
5. Work with other towns to bring proper growth into the area.
6. Work with the proper officials to clean up blight in our town
7. Provide extra services for our senior community
“This list is not all inclusive, but just a sample of what I would like to see happen. One year on council is not nearly enough to achieve most of these, but if you feel that I am not doing the job as I promised, I will not run for reelection.”