Thursday, April 3, 2014
Victoria Morrell, 54, is seeking her first term on city council. She has lived in the city for 24 years.
“I want to move forward with economic development to bring more businesses into the city,” she said. “I’ve been a store manager. I got to hear a lot of what the people of Goose Creek want and I’d like to be a part of that.”
As far as economic development, Morrell said she would like to actively recruit businesses in the city to create and attract more jobs.
“As a city we’ve made a huge statement that it is a place to live. We continue to go outside the city for evening restaurants and entertainment. We take money outside the city. I want to find a way to keep money in the city.
“I’d like to take customer service to the next level, to retain businesses here, have a lot more storefronts, find a way to increase revenue with the country club and find different ways to increase revenue.”
Morrell’s husband Jim was in the Navy when they moved to Goose Creek from San Diego.
“We came right after Hugo. The charm of the South was in the people of Goose Creek, so we chose to live here.
“I was a store manager for (the former) Blockbuster (on St. James Avenue) and district training manager for the southeast region for Blockbuster.
“We do a great job at catering to the lunch crowd but we do a poor job catering to the dinner crowd. Maybe we can build a small theater for the youth of Goose Creek. We need more entertainment for youth.
“I would like to open up my own movie theater or movie store. There’s still a market for it.”
Morrell would like to build a pavilion or venue at the Crowfield Golf & Country Club that could be used for weddings, receptions and proms.
Morrell said she has actively been involved with the March of Dimes Chapter, Children’s Miracle Network and volunteered and helped build for Habitat for Humanity. She said she was instrumental in the creation of Darrin Kingery and Jordan Eady Firefighter Campaign, which has grown throughout the tricounty area.