Former Mayor Joe Riley On Why Charleston Is Still #1 (Video)

September 22, 2016

As part of our ongoing celebration of Daniel Island’s 20th anniversary, we sat down with Mayor Joseph Riley, former mayor of the CIty of Charleston. For 40 years, Mayor Riley worked diligently to bring growth and economic development to Charleston, including playing an instrumental role in the development of Daniel Island, before leaving office in 2016.

In this short excerpt from our interview with Mayor Riley, we asked him for his thoughts on why Charleston consistently wins top awards like #1 City in the World (Travel + Leisure, 2016). According to Mayor Riley, it’s all about the “demand for excellence”.

We will continue to share more videos throughout the fall, including our talk with the current mayor of the City of Charleston, Mayor John Tecklenburg, who was one of Daniel Island’s first business owners. Stay tuned and watch the video excerpt below!