Age | 72
Address | 4504 Waters Edge Court, North Myrtle Beach
Occupation | retired businessman
Family | married for 53 years to wife Linda, two children
Civic and political experience | served on many civic and homeowners associations, Highway 31 Wildfire Task Force, Habitat for Humanity, currently serves on the North Myrtle Beach Fireman’s Fund Advisory Board
Education | graduated from University College, University of Maryland, bachelor of science
Military experience | seven years in U.S. Navy serving on destroyers and submarines
Contact information | email@example.com, 390-0124, 742-0335
Question | Is the city doing a good job of balancing the needs of residents with those of tourists?
Answer | I feel that the city has done an outstanding job in this area. They are building the sports complex, supplementing the city’s already busy athletic facilities. This will bring visitors to North Myrtle Beach who will experience not only the outstanding sports venue, but it will expose them to one of the finest beaches in America. Local residents can enjoy the many amenities the complex provides throughout the year. Every resident of North Myrtle Beach will have the opportunity to be an ambassador by welcoming sports-oriented visitors. The city is continuing to build the outfalls that will keep our beaches cleaner and safer to swim in, as well as providing better street drainage and more attractive beaches. The city has improved necessary communications with its residents (and tourists) by implementing NIXLE, an emergency alerting system.
Question | What can the city do to bring more jobs to the area and/or support younger families, as well as the retiree population?
Answer | The city will enjoy commercial growth west of the waterway around the sports complex, in the new Coastal North Town Center, the upgrading of the Grand Strand Regional Airport and other growth areas already underway. All of these will bring new job opportunities for both the young and old. The city recently received the Google eCity award, recognizing it as one of the strongest online business communities. Younger families are generally strong in information technology, and our eCommerce strengths will provide many opportunities as this field continues to grow. As the city continues to grow west of the Intracoastal Waterway, more and more job opportunities will continue to become available to people of all ages.