Promises made, promises kept: in 2015, I told you about my vision for an Arts Center at the historic Simpsonville Elementary School. You elected me and 3 other Councilmembers who shared that vision. And we committed to making it a reality. Today we received word that the grant we submitted to the Appalachian Regional Commission was accepted, and we’ve been awarded $500,000 towards the needed renovations. That’s a big step forward. Work will start next year!