Beaufort, SC Mayor Billy Keyserling

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The Queen Of The Sea Islands…

Beaufort, SC Mayor Billy Keyserling

I can think of no higher
honor than to be the Mayor
of my hometown.
~ Billy K.

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Beaufort, South Carolina is the most charming small coastal town in the Lowcountry. Explore & learn why I think it’s the best place to Live, Work & Stay. ~ Billy K.



  • A Breath of Fresh Air: City Manager Does Bi-Weekly Reports

    City Manager Bill Prokop is very engaged with the city council and the public as the Chief Executive of the City. Prokop oversees our many active  projects.  He also learns with his ears and not his mouth. During Regular City Council meetings (2nd and 4th Tuesdays......

  • Airbnb: Another quality of life issue

    As our small city grows and we hopefully continue to do an exponentially good job attracting visitors, we are likely to face some of the growing pains that other cities seem to be struggling with.   When in Genoa Italy, I had the good fortune......

  • ALERT: Nighttime paving at Boundary Street and Robert Smalls Parkway

    NEWS RELEASE July 31, 2016 Contact: Sammy Negron, Project Manager Consultant, 843-263-6843 Nighttime paving starts Monday for new intersection of Boundary Street and Robert Smalls Parkway Starting Monday night, drivers at the northern tip of Robert Smalls Parkway will encounter a temporary one-lane closure to......

  • 60 to 80 hours a week as a part-time Mayor

    Though being Mayor — compensated at $6,000 a year —  is not technically a full time job, I manage to spend about sixty to eighty hours a week being your mayor.  Thank goodness I love what I am doing.  The following highlights a typical weekend in......

  • A Great Weekend

    What a Great Weekend!   Being Mayor gives me a front row seat at many exciting events that happen in our special community. Schedule conflicts sometimes make it impossible to be everywhere but I do my best to support as much as I can.  ......

  • A wise man speaks about Ladys Island

    Gordon Fritz,  who is both passionate and smart about his hometown,  speaks after what I expect to be the first of several public forums to generate a citizen driven plan for Ladys Island. We worth reading and considering. HELLO ALL: Our meeting last night was......




  • Afternoon at the Casbah – April 1

    Tabby House is the cat adoption arm of Beaufort County Animal Services (BCAS).  We are located ‘kitty-korner’ within the K-Mart shopping center at Town Center.  (Revolution Ballroom is just across the the plaza and they have graciously offered an afternoon of Belly Dance performances by......

  • An Evening with Scott Gibbs – April 1


  • Battle Color Ceremony at Parris Island – Mar. 15

    On Wednesday, March 15 at 1 p.m. the Battle Colors Detachment  from Marine Barracks Washington, featuring the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, the Silent Drill Platoon, and the Marine Corps Color Guard, will be performing aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The free......