Campaign Strategy Development for Rosalyn Glenn, Candidate for SC Treasurer
Starting with a needs assessment of Ms. Glenn’s campaign, we developed the foundation of her campaign. As a result, through research and analysis, our team produced over a 50-page comprehensive campaign strategy and plan to serve as the roadmap for Ms. Glenn’s campaign. We also provided campaign consultation in the planning and content of her website, volunteer coordination and management of campaign resources.
Through her four-year employment (2013-2017) with SC Housing, our Principal and CEO, Krystel Reid Heath, LMSW, achieved many successes. Notable accomplishments included:
- The development and implementation of a project plan to lead the agency through the re-design and development of content of its website, formerly a 200 plus page website
- Notably, when the flood occurred in 2015, she was appointed by the agency’s Executive Director, to serve as an agency representative to the Joint Field Office, a collaborative effort between the Governor’s Office, the SC Emergency Management Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), other state agencies and community representatives, to liaise with the agency and other stakeholders to work to develop the Housing Action Plan and co-lead the Housing Solutions Task Force. She collaborated with stakeholders to identify unmet housing needs of impacted citizens and developed a plan to provide a solution. The result of the team’s work was critically important in the state of South Carolina being granted in excess of $150 million from the US Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR). This grant has been enabling South Carolinians to receive housing assistance to repair their homes.
- Developed and managed agency Congressional and State legislative relationships to advocate locally and nationally for the advancement of affordable housing.
Passage of SC Bill S 198
As a then current member of a foster youth advocacy group, Go Out and Learn Life (GOALL), 10 years ago, our Principal and CEO, worked with GOALL and a team of child welfare advocates to introduce legislation to better enable youth in foster care to obtain a beginner’s permit or driver’s license. The language of the old law specified that only a parent or guardian of a child could authorize the child to obtain their beginner’s permit. This requirement was a barrier to children in foster care and others in non-traditional family settings from obtaining permits and licenses. Dedicated to ensuring children in foster care have the same opportunities as their peers, after 10 years of advocacy and strategy, our Principal and CEO saw this goal to fruition- on April 10, 2017, Governor Henry McMaster signed Senate Bill 198, enabling youth in foster care the opportunity to earn their driver’s license.
Seminar Development for the South Carolina
Office on Aging
Our team developed a seminar, “Professional Communications” to empower the staff of the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging to equip their clients who were seeking employment with essential business communication skills. Components of the seminar included, “Leading the Write Way”, in which staff learned principles to equip their clients with effective writing techniques and, “Effective Oral Communications”, in which staff bolstered their ability to convey best practice principles in oral communication to their clients.