Letters to the Editor - October 24, 2019
Marie Delcioppo has strong people skills
The billionaire auto industrialist, Henry Ford, once stated, “The ability I will pay the most for is the ability to deal with people.”
As president of the Daniel Island Neighborhood Association, Marie Delcioppo has competently and successfully worked with people to put our community’s needs first. She has shown understanding, grace and resolve in dealing with several controversial issues. She is enthusiastic and thorough in getting whatever has to be done. Marie’s skills with people and her calm demeanor enable her to diffuse conflict when it arises and obtain solutions acceptable to all reasonable people.
I support Marie Delcioppo for the Charleston City Council where I believe her skills will benefit all the residents of Charleston.
Delcioppo has a great track record
As we approach this year’s council election for District 1, we have a rare opportunity. Normally if you have an incumbent running, you know the track record. In this year’s election we do not have an incumbent running but we do know the track record of Marie Delcioppo.
She worked on a volunteer basis as president of DINA for almost two years. In so doing, she has answered any and all requests from residents, 24/7.
She made sure to hold elected officials accountable and pressed them to attend meetings to meet their voting public. She has made changes to DINA that made it more accessible to all residents.
She worked and developed relationships which have strengthened Daniel Island ties to various departments in the city. Many other issues have been solved with both the city and the electric company to make this island better for all. She is currently working with the members of the DICA transition committee and the POA to make sure that process in 2020 is successful.
The only agenda that Marie has is to make this a better place for all of us. What we get is a proven fellow full-time Daniel Island resident who volunteered and fought for consistent accountability in elected officials, was always accessible to residents, has strong working relationships with all departments of the city, and a proven track record.
Please vote for Marie Delcippio to continue the fine work she has done on our behalf as our next city councilwoman.
DICA board member
In support of Marie Delcioppo
I had the pleasure of meeting Marie through the Daniel Island Neighborhood Association. As head of our safety committee, she brought her huge heart, passion for doing the right thing and incredible drive to the table. Her ability to identify key players (to authorize change), build relationships, clearly articulate needs, collaboratively brainstorm solutions and negotiate action is second to none!
Within months of her taking the reins, we had additional parking restrictions and reduced speed limits with signage to reduce risk in our school zone. After a second child was knocked down en route to school, Marie then supported a DINA-led safety patrol in partnership with DIS, implementing a voluntary program that helped hundreds of children get to school safely.
Despite not having children at Daniel Island School, Marie was also a regular volunteer (she’s not just a leader, she’s also a worker). Her sense of service above self is inspiring!
As DINA president she continues to do an incredible job identifying and responding to community needs. Understanding the challenges of busy families, she began streaming meetings so all could stay informed regardless of availability, thereby increasing the reach of speakers and information provided. I can’t think of a better candidate for Charleston City Council District 1. She’s a shining example of a good citizen and leader. Anyone blessed to know her, knows she will achieve amazing accomplishments for district 1 given the opportunity. For these reasons and so many more, Marie has our vote!