Mayor, Charleston, S.C. (since 1975)
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Education: Undergraduate, The Citadel; J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law
Occupation: Mayor, Charleston, S.C. (since 1975)
Other Notables: Recipient of The National Medal of Arts (2009) – Presented by President Barack Obama, One of the twenty-five most dynamic mayors in America, Newsweek Magazine, The American Architectural Foundation and the U. S. Conference of Mayors in February 2010 created The Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Award for Leadership in City Design in his honor. Recipient, South Carolina Governor’s Award in the Humanities in 2005; Recipient, American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2004 Olmsted Medal; Served as President of the U. S. Conference of Mayors 1986-87 and currently serves on the USCM’s Executive Committee
What do you think of Mayor Riley’s views on the principle assets and the barriers to this state?
Phil Noble Commentary
Often called “America’s best mayor,” Riley personifies both a world class vision and a proven record of amazing accomplishments. This is how world class gets done.