Kiwanis Club Nov. 16, 2022

Published 2:49 pm Thursday, November 17, 2022

Beaufort County Commissioner John Rebholz, was the guest speaker a Tuesday’s Kiwanis Club of Washington meeting. Club President Ray Dennis (L) introduced Rebholz.

Mr. Rebholz presented statistics on the current status of educational activity, employment, per capita income, population and county taxes and their collective impact on Beaufort County’s future.

He summarized his talk with a list of several challenges facing the county including reversing the population outflow, attracting industry, growing the tax base and providing workforce-priced housing.

The commissioner said that he was particularly encouraged by the expansion of broadband service in the underserved areas of the county and the expansion of the Beaufort Promise, a free tuition program at the Beaufort County Community College.

The Kiwanis Club of Washington meets each Tuesday for lunch at King Chicken on Carolina Avenue, Washington. The club welcomes prospective members who have an interest in service to the community.