Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg speaks at Diversity and Leadership Forum

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg visited the Charleston School of Law to speak at the Fall Diversity and Leadership Forum.

Mayor Tecklenburg addressed the challenges and successes facing the city today. He shared the city’s strategic plan priorities: 
1. Public Safety
2. Affordable Housing
3. Flooding
The mayor said his No. 1 priority is public safety, noting that one-half of Charleston’s budget is spent on funding fire and police.
Tecklenburg also addressed the need for affordable housing in Charleston. The mayor said the city continues to partner and develop new opportunities to create affordable housing for Charleston County residents.
The mayor called the current flooding is “the greatest existential threat” to the city, adding that more than $200 million has been earmarked for current projects related to flooding.

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  • The Princeton Review ranks Charleston School of Law professors sixth in the country for faculty accessibility and No. 12 nationwide in quality of teaching (2022)
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  • Experiential Learning: Charleston School of Law students have access to more than 150 externship sites, creating opportunities for experiential learning in the legal field.
  • Community Service: Charleston School of Law students have performed more than 241,000 community service hours (2004-current).
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