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Guest on The Infra Blog: Hon. Joseph P. Riley, Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina

Posted by Steve Anderson on Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Guest on The Infra Blog: Hon. Joseph P. Riley, Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. is widely considered one of the most visionary and highly effective governmental leaders in America. Mayor Riley has led a city government with an impressive record of innovation in public safety, housing, arts and culture, children’s issues, the creation of park and other public spaces, and economic revitalization and development. The City of Charleston is recognized as one of the most livable and progressive cities in the United States.

Mayor Riley’s vision, leadership, and impressive list of accomplishments have brought him and the City of Charleston national and international acclaim. Washington Post columnist David S. Broder said, “…what has been achieved here under his leadership is extraordinary,” adding “…it is mainly the way that Charleston treats the social problems that all old cities share that has made Riley’s long reign so remarkable.” Conde Nast, in its August, 1997 issue, said, “…of America’s colonial cities, Charleston is the most dramatically reborn.” The article further noted, “Charleston’s revival is a story of shared pride and work…” An issue of Newsweek named Mayor Riley one of the twenty-five most dynamic mayors in America. The City of Charleston has also been named an All-America City.

Mayor Riley:

We are builders, and we need to build

Preventing disasters and taking initiative

Infrastructure and American Pride

Download full transcript (PDF): Hon. Joseph P. Riley, Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina on The Infra Blog

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