Dillon Mayor Says Public-Private Partnership Moving Forward

By Betsy Finklea
Dillon Mayor Todd Davis said at the city’s council meeting on Monday night that  the Dillon County Public-Private Partnership Economic Development Board is moving forward.
At last month’s meeting, Davis had commented that little had been done in getting the board together and moving forward, but  he said that following Friday, the board had its first meeting.
Davis said that first meeting went well and was very organized and that he learned there were “some things cooking in Dillon.”
Davis said the chairman and vice-chairman were elected at the first meeting and that Dillon County Economic Development Director Tonny McNeil had shared  his goals with the board.
Davis said the board meets the second Monday of every month at First Citizens Bank. He said while the meetings are not open to the public, this was going to be an open board. He said there are 24 people on the board
Davis was unable to attend the second meeting, but sent City Manager Glen Wagner to take his place. Wagner said they dealt with housekeeping issues, and every board member was asked to serve on at least two committees. Davis will serve on the infrastructure committee and the downtown development committee, as  both of these would affect the city.
Davis said he will keep the council informed of the developments of the board.