Mayor Tecklenburg meets students for coffee

Sophomores invited to join Trident Tech event featuring politician

BY RACHEL HEYWARD Mayor John Tecklenburg came to Trident Technical College on October 17 to have coffee with his constituents and students from the school. With his visit, Mayor Tecklenburg hoped to share his experience and encourage students to pursue their passions.

A native of Charleston, Mayor Tecklenburg grew up working with businesses in the city and building relationships with members of the community. “I have come to be used to doing it,” he said.

Now, with two years in office, Mayor Tecklenburg faces more complicated problems such affordable housing, climate change and city flooding. He noted that he is able to overcome these obstacles with the help of his support system at home.

“One of the things that keeps me motivated is that wonderful lady over there,” Mayor Tecklenburg said, referencing his wife, Sandy Tecklenburg, “and also that this is my calling from God.”

Despite the challenges that come with being the 61st mayor of Charleston, Mayor Tecklenburg would not choose to be anything else.

“I am doing the best job in the world I can,” Mayor Tecklenburg said. “I am on top of my game.”