Celebrating its 100-year Centennial in September 2014, the historic City of Cayce is in the midst of an economic and cultural renaissance led by its progressive, non-partisan Mayor, Elise Partin.
Elected in 2008 and again in 2010 – the first female to serve in the office of Mayor in Cayce – Mayor Partin has prioritized fiscal responsibility, savvy economic development that preserves Cayce’s small-town feel, and open, transparent communication between citizens and city officials.
Rejuvenated by Partin’s forward-thinking leadership and bolstered by a Council and City staff who share these priorities, the City of Cayce has undergone a transformation since 2008 and is now recognized as one of the region’s most up-and-coming small cities, marked by low expenses and high quality of life for residents. A thoughtful approach to growth shows respect for Cayce’s history and sense of community.
City services have been modernized and made more cost-effective; citizens’ input has been given more weight in city decision-making; and city officials have been able to serve citizens quickly during emergencies, for example incorporating social media as well as traditional means to spread the word about a major water service outage last winter, enabling City Hall to distribute over 600 cases of water to residents.
The Cayce Riverwalk has been extended numerous times and is now a popular Midlands destination for recreation; property values are on the rise; and homeowner’s and flood insurance rates have been lowered. New businesses like Amazon and Nephron Pharmaceuticals have established themselves in the area as well, boosting economic development across multiple fronts.
As quality of life increases and opportunities for homespun growth rise in Cayce, Mayor Elise Partin sees a bright future ahead for this comfortable, beautiful riverfront city in the heart of the Midlands.
About Mayor Elise Partin
Elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2010, Elise Partin is Cayce, S.C.’s first female mayor. Mayor Partin prioritizes fiscal responsibility, community needs and economic development, with a focus on empowering citizens, providing strong leadership, fostering open communication and enhancing quality of life in Cayce. Mayor Partin serves on several influential boards in the Midlands and works as an adjunct professor at her alma mater, the University of South Carolina. For more information on Mayor Partin, visit www.elisepartin.com.
About The City of Cayce, S.C.
The City of Cayce, S.C., is located on the banks of the Congaree River in the heart of the Midlands of South Carolina, just across from the state capital of Columbia. An area with a documented 12,000-year history, the city has several public events, venues, and parks; the beautiful Cayce Riverwalk Park offers more than 46 acres of river park area and 2.5 miles of scenic walkways. Cayce has a Council-Manager form of government; City Council meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at City Hall. For more information, visit www.cityofcayce-sc.gov.