Meet Jane Baker, The New Head of the Daniel Island Property Owners’ Association

June 27, 2012

There’s been a change in leadership at the Daniel Island Property Owners’ Association. Earlier this month Jane Baker took the helm as the new Vice President of Community Services, a post formerly held by Jimmy Bailey, who left recently for a similar position at Kiawah Island. She’s the perfect fit for the job: A former Deputy Director of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability for the City of Charleston and Special Projects Manager for Mayor Joe Riley, she’s full of enthusiasm about Daniel Island and its business and residential community.

“After being on Daniel Island for two weeks I have realized that I have made a life-altering decision in taking this job as Vice President of Community Services,” says Baker. “I have hit the ground running and look forward to every challenge and responsibility that comes with this position. I am proud to work for Daniel Island.”

We asked Jane what the best part of her job has been so far (keep in mind, it’s been just over two weeks since she started!). Here was her response:

  1. Residents: The warm welcome I have received from so many people has made me feel like I have been here for years and have an automatic community of friends.
  2. Environment: On my daily commute, as soon as I drive across the Beresford Creek bridge I am greeted by a Great Egret having his breakfast near the edge of the marsh…what a way to start your day!
  3. Food: I found the best cheeseburger in the City of Charleston at DIG and it is a mere two blocks from my office.
  4. Trails: Fortunately I can walk off the cheeseburger on the beautiful trails that surround the island.
  5. Co-Workers: I work with a team of extraordinary professionals who really care about every detail of this island.

The next time you’re in the area, stop by the POA office and say hello to Jane!