“Our Town Matters” event this Thursday


Williamston area residents are invited to an event this Thursday to find out more about what the Town of Williamston, Envision Williamston and others including School District One, the Career and Technology Center, the Palmetto Business Association and area developers are doing that will make a difference in the future of the area. The event is called “Our Town Matters” and will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Williamston Municipal Center.
From where the town stands on the 2016 Community Master Plan, to new businesses, investments and improvements, and entering the digital era with a new mobile app for your phone, you will hear about good things that are happening in and around Williamston.
“We are continuing to make good progress in our town and this will be a great opportunity to present what we are doing to our residents,” Williamston Mayor Mack Durham said.
Envision Williamston and the Town of Williamston are hosting the inaugural event.
According to Envision Williamston Executive Director Sonya Crandall, the purpose of this event is two-fold, to foster/strengthen collaborative ties and offer public accountability. It will focus on celebrating accomplishments and looking forward to the future.
“Come on out to the “Our Town Matters event this Thursday evening and learn more about what the town is doing,” said Crandall.
Also speaking will be Anderson School District One Superintendent Robbie Binnicker, Career and Technology Center Director Hollie Harrell, Palmetto Business Association President Roxanne Hall and other community leaders.
Topics will include a new proposed school building program, investments at the Career and Technology Center, area businesses investments and development.

Featured guest speaker is developer Richard Greer, who will provide an inspirational message on community revitalization. Greer is with Upstate Investors group which is planning “Saluda Falls” developments in Piedmont, Pelzer and near Williamston along the Saluda River.
Williamston Mayor Mack Durham and State Representative Anne Thayer will preside over the event. Light refreshments will be provided.
The public is invited to come find out what is going on and join in the discussion. There will be a question and answer period for community input, organizers said.
RSVP to wanda@town of williamstonsc.us or call 864 847-7473.