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......

  • Apply to serve on the Short Term Rentals Blue Ribbon Task Force

    For those interested in Short Term Rentals, please note that the City Council will soon appoint a Blue Ribbon Task Force to develop recommendations for improvements to the ordinance. If you have a skill or experience related to such, you may want to apply 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.  ......

  • About the SC Humanities Festival

    “What’s wonderful is to have twenty distinctively different organizations come to realize the power of one…working together we all grow and prosper,” said Mayor Keyserling....




  • Another lesson about rising sea levels

    Last fall I attended the rising sea levels summit in New Hampshire. I met a scientist from South Florida who warned me to expect bad news about the horrific impact the region was facing from rising sea levels.  I’ve always believed rising sea levels was something to......

  • Blizzard Impacts Coastal Tides More than Hurricane

    As I have pursued a higher level of understanding about sea level rise and storm surge, I never considered snow.  Perhaps that is because it is not in my backyard.  It appears that the mid-Atlantic coast learned that a blizzard, like a hurricane of heavy......

  • Cheers to the stalwarts in our special hometown

    Letter: Thanks to Beaufort for oil-drilling stand      ...