CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - United States Congresswoman Nancy Mace met with local mayors on Wednesday to talk about how the cities can work together with her on making sure their needs are met.
Rep. Mace says meetings like these are essential in helping her office communicate the needs of those she represents.
“One of the first things I learned after being sworn into Congress is sometimes it’s just about bringing people together, being a connector and simply communicating what our needs are, what our challenges are, how we’ve been successful and where we can do better for the communities we serve,” Mace said.
She says Wednesday’s meeting “formalized” the relationships with the mayors that she’s been building during her first 100 days in office
“I can’t go to every meeting, but what I can do is, every few months, bring everybody together in the same room and talk about the things I’m working on, talk about the things and issues they’re working on and how we can work together,” Mace said.
Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie agrees that meetings like this are important for bringing the district together when it comes to common themes across the district like flooding and transportation.
“Congresswoman Mace did a good job of bringing us together,” Haynie said. “Our infrastructure, we need help not just because of its age, but because of capacity, because of growth.”
Haynie says more meetings like this should happen in the future and that it was something that the mayors and the congresswoman agreed on.
“I think what the congresswoman said is the Lowcountry is showing how we can work together,” Haynie said. “We all sat in the room in collegiality and said here’s what our region needs and she listened to us.”