Lowcountry Local First, South Carolina Community Loan Fund, The Preservation Society of Charleston, and If You Were Mayor collectively represent a broad and diverse base of Charleston residents concerned with local culture, commerce and livability. These organizations work together to fulfill their unique but inextricably linked missions in service of the city.

These organizations have invited all mayoral candidates to participate and share their vision for the future of the city in a fast-paced, concise presentation, followed by moderated discussion and audience Q&A. The forum will explore issues related to ‘Quality of Life and Quality of Place,’ including the topics of the local economy, the city’s growth, and affordability.

This forum is free and open to public. Please RSVP.

Join the conversations on Twitter during the forum with #YourChs.



Lowcountry Local First

Lowcountry Local First advocates the benefits of a local living economy by strengthening community support for independent, locally-owned businesses and farmers.

SC Community Loan Fund’s mission is to advance equitable access to capital by providing loans (275 to date), technical assistance, and advocacy for affordable housing, healthy food, community facilities, and community business enterprises to create thriving, prosperous, economically resilient communities for all South Carolinians.​

Preservation Society of Charleston

The Preservation Society of Charleston’s mission is to inspire the involvement of all who dwell in the Lowcountry to honor and respect our material and cultural heritage.

If You Were Mayor

IfYouWereMayor.com is an online community created to connect people, businesses, and organizations to the things they care most about – and empower them to make real, lasting change. Because when it comes to the place we call home, we believe we all have an ownership stake. We all have a say. And we all have the power to make a change for the better.

Questions and media inquiries should be directed to jordan@lowcountrylocalfirst.org.