Message From the Mayor: July 2024

Mayor Goodwin

Fellow Citizens, It is July 2024 and it’s hard to believe that 248 years ago, Thomas Jefferson was appointed by the Continental Congress to lead a Committee of Five to write an announcement explaining the reasons for independence. Thomas Jefferson, who chaired the committee and had established himself as a bold and talented political writer, […]

June 2024 Mayor’s Message

Mayor Goodwin

Fellow Citizens, Can you believe it is June already? Yes, I know you can with the traffic jams and roadway walkers. June also brings more beach renourishment on both the East and West ends of the beach. A little inconvenient for a beautiful beach again! Also, in the mix the turtles are continuing their march […]

Folly Beach Director of Finance to Become Colonel

Commencement day at The Citadel in 2000 was a busy day for Lee Gessner. After receiving his diploma in business administration he rushed back to his barracks, replaced his Full Dress Salt and Pepper uniform with his Army Class A uniform, and rushed to his commissioning ceremony with his shiny second lieutenant gold bars clutched […]

Message From the Mayor: April 2024

Mayor Goodwin

Fellow Citizens, April showers bring May Flowers! April showers (bridal) also bring many young Ladies to Folly to celebrate the upcoming weddings getting ready to be kicked off. They also bring many young men to Folly to celebrate their buddy’s last single hurrah! As this season expands, I encourage everyone to be very vigilant for […]

Mayor’s Message: May 2024

Mayor Goodwin

Fellow Citizens,While trying to find something witty to say about the arrival of Spring, I found some “old lyrics” by The Beach Boys from a song Spring Vacation. I think these words say it best: Driving around, living the dreamI’m cruising the town, digging the sceneI’m not gonna stress, not gonna worryDoing my best, no […]

March Message From the Mayor

Mayor Goodwin

Fellow Citizens, Come in like a Lion go out like a Lamb! That’s what they say about March. Hopefully, we can stay away from the Lion. With March comes better weather and more traffic and tourists and “Day Trippers”; so, start thinking of how you move around town and watch for the people walking in […]


A special election to -ill the remainder of Council Member Eddie Ellis’ term is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024. The winner of the election will serve until November 2025. Here are some things you need to know about the election: Early Voting begins on Monday, April 08, 2024 and ends on Friday, April 19, […]

Folly Beach Special Election Set For April 23

Meet the Candidates

Folly Beach is having yet another City Council election on April 23, 2024, its third election in five months. You can find details about the election and the two candidates on pages 3 and 4. But why this third Folly Beach election in just five months? Answer: Because of that first kiss at Loggerheads nearly […]

Message From the Mayor: February 2024

Mayor Goodwin

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone and their mate, husband, wife, family members, and significant others have an enjoyable day to celebrate Love all around our City, State, and Nation. Truly a time to come together as members of one great family of humankind. Everyone should stay tuned to the Council’s work on the Short-Term […]

Letter From Folly Police Chief, Andrew Gilreath

folly police update

Friends, February brings a reminder to prioritize cold weather safety for ourselves and our loved ones. Whether you’re a cold weather enthusiast or prefer the warmth indoors, here are some tips to ensure everyone stays safe and well during the chilly months. Layer Up and Stay Warm: As temperatures drop, it’s crucial to dress in […]