How about a little #TriviaTuesday? Do you know: how many Habitat houses have we built in Simpsonville since I took office in 2016? The answer is 5. All 5 are in the Boyd/Morton section of Ward 3. We will also soon break ground on a neighborhood in Woodside Mills with 13 homes!
This is Mayor Janice Curtis and me presenting the first new Habitat homeowner a housewarming gift on July 25, 2016. In 2015, I promised to work towards “One SImpsonville,” where local government, businesses, residents, and non-profits would work together for the betterment of our city. In our first year in office, we worked to reestablish a mutually beneficial relationship between the City of Simpsonville and Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County. Promises made, promises kept.
Not only is providing quality, affordable housing in our community important, but also relationships with non-profit organizations like Habitat are a key to our city’s success. And we’ve seen the fruits of our efforts in a number of ways (for example, we’re teaming up with PalmettoPride for the 3rd year in a row for Clean Up Day!). This Council continues to work on building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships.