Marty Bettelli has announced his candidacy for reelection. He has lived on the Isle of Palms since 1971, and his wife Linda grew up on Sullivan’s Island. He has two sons, a daughter, and one granddaughter. He retired from BellSouth after 33 years. He served in many capacities in their business systems organization and was a project manager at retirement.
He was raised in Washington State and came to the Charleston area via the Navy. He brings extensive Council experience from his 12 years on Council, and team building from his years as a project manager. Bettelli served on the Carolina Lowcountry EMS Council during the 80s. He currently serves on the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority board. He has served on all Council committees, chairing several of them and currently chairs Public Works. He has also served two terms as mayor pro tem. He is a graduate of the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government and is keenly aware of the necessities, problems and opportunities of island government.
“I will make every effort to ensure that island residents and businesses-as well as our visitors-have an island that is family oriented, safe, and clean,” says Bettelli. “I will work with various groups and individuals to reach solutions that are in the best interests of the residents of the Isle of Palms.”