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April 2023 Meeting Info

The next Cayce Arts Guild meeting will be held Thursday, April 13, and will feature a presentation by Cayce Mayor Elise Partin.  See below for more about Mayor Partin.

Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center (second floor)
120 Fort Congaree Trail
Cayce, SC 29033
6 PM fellowship
6:30 business meeting followed by presentation

We’ll have a short business meeting followed by our program.

About Mayor Partin

First elected in 2008, Elise Partin is a nonpartisan leader who holds the distinction of being the first female to serve in the office of Mayor in Cayce. A leader on numerous boards including the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities, she is known as a devoted servant-leader who builds consensus, activates innovations and accomplishes the unimaginable — fundamentally transforming her city’s livability, making it a low-cost, high-quality place to live, work and play.

Outside of her mayoral duties, Elise Partin is an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of South Carolina. Additionally, she is faculty with the world-renowned Buckley School of Public Speaking. Elise is a popular speaker and is passionate about helping others find their voice, set and achieve their goals, and gain leadership skills.

She believes so deeply in the need for all of us to get involved in elected office that she gave a resounding call in her 2015 TEDxColumbiaSC speech, now viewed over 20,000 times. She creates customized trainings that empower leaders and their teams to successfully express ideas and gain influence through effective oral and persuasive communication, including managing crises, drawing from her extensive real-world experience.

In recognition of her accomplishments and her many contributions, she has received numerous awards and honors including being the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce 2019 Public Servant of the Year. She has been recognized in the Free Times’ “Fifty People Who Get Things Done in the Capital City” and Power 50 for many years, as well as one of Columbia Business Monthly’s “50 Most Influential”. She was nominated to the International Women’s Forum, an invitation-only network of the most accomplished women in the world. In 2019, she was honored as the Public Servant of the Year by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce. In 2022, AIA Columbia conferred to her the Presidential Citation Award in recognition of enhancing local community design.

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