It was a historic night in the Capitol City as the gavel was passed to the city’s first female mayor,Amy Goodwin.
It was standing room only Monday night, inside council chambers, as Goodwin was sworn in just after 7PM.
In her first time speaking as Mayor, Goodwin spoke about her priorities for the office including public safety and the city’s budget.
“I want face to face time with folks,” said Mayor Goodwin. “You won’t see me in City Hall behind a desk. You’ll see us continuing to go door to door.”
The former director of tourism highlighted the importance of getting people to Charleston, as well as keeping them here.
“I promise everyday that I will use my head and my heart knowing that you, your businesses, your family are all depending on myself and this team to elevate this city,” Goodwin said.
Goodwin makes history as she is the first female mayor for the city.
“As we we’re getting ready for tonight, my 14 year-old-son asked ‘Mom, are you really the first female mayor… that doesn’t seem right’,” recalled Mayor Goodwin.
“There is a lot of strong females taking leadership roles here now.”
Goodwin said she is eager to get things moving.
“I already have meeting scheduled for tonight after the ceremony.”
She added, “It’s a daunting task, but I am so excited.”