Island Vibes December 2023

tion, referendum and related topics, please know our city staff is laser focused on delivering all the projects that city council has determined are priorities for our community. City council receives monthly updates on all the current or upcoming projects. These are also detailed on the city’s website at, with routine updates. If you don’t see something you think we should be working on, please don’t hesitate to email council or visit me during office hours or attend a monthly Coffee with the Mayor. There are many opportunities to be engaged and I hope you will take the opportunity to make your voice a part of the discussion. Thank you for the opportunity to serve! See you around the island. Phillip Pounds, Mayor IOP 843-252-5359 crowding and the growth around us. I couldn’t agree more, which is why we recently kicked off our Tourism Management Plan, which we are calling our Community Enrichment Plan, that I have discussed in recent messages. This will provide residents, business owners and visitors with the opportunity to give input to the city about what is important to you and what we should be doing about managing our thriving tourism economy. I’m hoping you received an email from the city with a link to the survey and were able to provide your input. Also, it’s why we recently held a tourist season debrief meeting with Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Mount Pleasant, SCDOT, Charleston County Parks and Channel 4 to review what has been working the past two seasons and what we can improve upon during our busy tourist season. Even though all the recent headlines have been about the elec11 Mayor’s Message Managing the greatest gift of all, our island By Philip Pounds Mayor, Isle of Palms appy holidays! We have so much to be thankful for living where we do. I hope you get to spend time with friends and family over the upcoming holidays. Each year, election season always produces heightened emotions, spirited discussions and possibly frayed relationships. I hope now that it is over, we can return to more normal conversations, repair relationships, focus on the challenges that lie ahead and support those elected to serve you – your neighbors. Someone recently suggested that city council needed to be focused on bigger issues like overH • Dec. 19 Santa’s Cookie Workshop 2 p.m. at the Rec Center. UPCOMING CITY EVENTS CIVICS to listen to local podcasts and read local magazines digitally. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2023 THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES AT MOUNTPLEASANTPODCAST.COM FALL EDITION • SMILING FACES • CALENDAR OF EVENTS All Things Autumn Changing of the Seasons Friday Night Lights Local Football Lore Willie’s Roadside Market Cultivating a Legacy Get Outdoors Guide to Hiking & Camping | FB & Instagram @CharlestonWomen Lights! Camera! Women Take Action! Personality and Professionalism Find Your Business Style Anything but Gray New Show Colors The Lowcountry Five Ways to Work from Home that WORK CELEBrating Our Entrepreneurs CHARLESTON ENTREPRENEUR EDITION Summer 2023 POINT SCAN CLICK For distribution or marketing information email or 843-530-0403