Dinos Liollio was invited to serve as a panelist for a symposium focused on Shaping the Future of West Ashley: A Public Discussion. The symposium was held on the evening of January 5th, 2015 at the West Ashley High School auditorium. Approximately 300 people in attendance heard presentations by Mayor Riley and Tim Keane, City of Charleston; and Michael Bobby, Acting Superintendent of Charleston County School District. The panel, consisting of neighborhood, business and school and city leaders, took questions from the audience. Many of the questions focused on a vision for improved infrastructure, establishing a coalition between County and City planners focusing on governmental intersection of properties, on-going economic development in the region, and quality of life issues, including new public libraries and schools. City of Charleston Council members were well in attendance, as was Coleen Condon, County Council representative from the West Ashley area.
The symposium was organized by Sue Stevens and the Charles Towne District Task Force, and moderated by Margaret Seidler and Bob Parks.
The next symposium will focus on infrastructure in the West Ashley area and will be held within the next 90 days.