We’ve accomplished so much over the last few years since I was elected. When I sat down to start listing them all in response to requests from The Greenville News and The League of Women Voters, I found it hard to even list them all! Here are a few of my favorite accomplishments:
Restored order, decorum, and professionalism to Council meetings. Read more here.
Healthy General Fund Balance. Excellent Credit Rating. NO Property Tax Increases.
Long-term Strategic Planning
Capital Improvement Plan. Downtown Master Plan. No more “pay as you go,” a plan for the future.
Sewer Improvements. Increased Number of Streets Resurfaced.
Over 200 New Businesses! Growing Success for Veteran Businesses. Read more here.
“Downtown Simpsonville needed to be re-energized and our city leaders have kept their promises. Economic development and a vibrant downtown are now a fresh part of our Simpsonville vocabulary, bringing new customers to my now growing business.” Rory Curtis, Owner, Carolina Olive Oil
Police & Fire Raises
Approved competitive pay increase for better retention and recruitment of top talent. Read more here.
$500,000 grant. Private Donations. Fundraisers. Mill Town Players to debut in 2020! Read more here.
“We’re really excited about expanding into Simpsonville. We will put on a full season of shows year round with a family friendly brand of quality, affordable entertainment the whole of Simpsonville can enjoy.”–Will Ragland, Mill Town Players
Shared use path under construction downtown. Will connect to Swamp Rabbit Trail. First section complete this fall!
City Park Renovation. New Sensory Playground. Secured naming rights for CCNB Amphitheater. New contract for bigger, better concerts, generating more revenue.
DOT. Chamber of Commerce. Habitat for Humanity. County Council. SC Legislators. Local Businesses. Neighbor Cities. Read more here.
“Simpsonville has made the strongest commitment to Habitat for Humanity of any municipality in Greenville County and Jenn Hulehan has been a leader in that commitment. The outcome of that commitment is that some hard working families from Greenville will have an opportunity for affordable homeownership. That’s the best kind of leadership!” –Monroe Free, President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County
These are just some of the many accomplishments of this Council. I look forward to 4 more years of continuous improvement. You can read more about progress here, and about the promises made and kept here.