Mount Pleasant Magazine Jan/Feb 2022

43 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com told the Charleston City Paper, “How these communities are preserved will have a huge impact on the citizens of Mount Pleasant. Their historic nature justifies protection.” Whitley chairs the Council’s Planning Committee, and her concern for over-development in Mount Pleasant has led her to support the town’s Comprehensive Plan in order to limit further development. This goes hand-in-hand with her interest in environmental issues and interest in preserving green space. She hopes that obtaining grants can help provide additional protection for tidal marshes. Another of Whitley’s successes during her previous term was the Art on the Half Shell project, a display of art at various public spots around town and the establishment of a fund for the creation of an arts center aided by private donations. She also sponsored the creation of the town’s Youth Council. Whitley’s fervor in encouraging young people is evidenced in her 20-year involvement with the American Legion’s Girls State Program and Lattice Climbers, a program she co-founded two years ago to help young people learn skills to transition to adult life. She currently serves on the Town Council’s Education Committee, Human Resources Committee and Police, Legal and Judicial Committee. The name Gary Santos has been a recognizable one on Council for 21 years. With his recent reelection, the life-long Mount Pleasant resident proudly asserts that the town enjoys a number of accolades, including great schools and recreation feature Guang Mi ng Wh i t l ey. RETIREMENT CHALLENGES: Living Longer – Am I going to outlive my money? Taxes – Are there tax implications for my retirement? Market Uncertainty – Is market volatility and low interest rates eroding my retirement? Where is my money coming from? – What can I do with my Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) and/or Deferred Compensation? Let’s assess your situation. Develop a strategy, and help you build a secure future. ALIGN YOUR RETIREMENT STRATEGY WITH YOUR RETIREMENT DREAMS Amal Gawle Financial Advisor CFP®, CHFC®, CLTC, CLU® Phone 917-225-6932 503 Wando Park Blvd. Suite 130 Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 Offering investment advisory services through Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco)(Member SIPC), doing business as Prudential Financial Planning Services (PFPS), pursuant to separate client agreement. Offering insurance and securities produces and services as registered representative of Pruco and an agent of issuing insurance companies. 1-800-778-2255. Prudential, the Prudential logo, the Rock symbol and Bring Your Challenges are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc., and its related entities, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. 1011367-00002-00