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Thank you for visiting my webpage and providing me the opportunity to introduce myself and tell you about my campaign. I love our city and admire our community’s camaraderie and support for each other. I value the diversity that makes our city unique in its ability to attract both businesses and residents, thereby contributing to Pooler’s status as one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Georgia.

I believe that open and clear communication from the City Council, particularly around matters regarding our city’s growth and community events, is vital so that residents have the opportunity to actively participate in our community as fully informed citizens.  As a resident advocate for the past three years, I have diligently attended (and when appropriate, actively participated in) the Planning & Zoning and City Council meetings to better understand how Pooler is governed and to share information with the residents of our community. In this role, I have assisted both residents and businesses with their petitions or oppositions coming before the City.  Perhaps some of you have seen my summaries of these meetings along with community news and events on various social media channels, including Facebook, Pooler Social Group, various HOA websites and Nextdoor.com.  Additionally, in January of this year, I began attending the Chatham County School Board meetings to learn about (and keep residents informed on) issues and decisions pertaining to our children’s education.

As a member of and staunch advocate for our innovative Chamber of Commerce, I attend nearly all of the monthly and annual community events, and I support local business growth by attending ribbon-cutting and ground breaking ceremonies, and grand openings.  I am a member of The Pooler Garden Club and was also on the Steering Committee that was guiding the effort to update Pooler’s zoning ordinances (unfortunately, the updates remain long overdue because the process was halted and never restarted).  The CRC was ready to restart the committee in the winter of last year, but our city officials have not restarted the process.  I invite you to browse my website and get to understand who I am as a candidate by reviewing my opinions on some of our current issues.  Also take time to check on past and upcoming events, and perhaps read some of my blog posts.

I am asking for your vote to be your next City Councilwoman. With your support, I know that WE can improve communication and overcome the challenging issues we are currently facing. Together, we are stronger! If you would like to support my campaign, please consider volunteering or making a donation.

Thank you in advance for your support.
On Tuesday, November 5, 2019,
Vote Karen Williams for Pooler City Council!
A VOICE FOR YOU.

Public Safety

Our fire and police departments must be supported both financially and as a community to ensure that our residents are safe and informed.

Trees / Greenspace / Tree Fund

Until I raised the question on record regarding the “Tree Fund” and the balance of the fund, money given to the city by developers who did not meet the tree requirements was being placed in the general account versus an account like the ordinance states. 

Communication

There is a serious lack of communication between Pooler and our county government, school system, and even our relationship with our military installations and surrounding cities. 

Schools

Our children are our future. 

September 7, 2021

DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW .  . . .  When you gaze out your plane window traveling to or from the Savannah Hilton Head Airport, you may notice two oddly placed rectangles lying at a skewed angle in the runway.  They are not runway repair patches on the tarmac but graves! IT’S TRUE.  A man and his…

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16@95 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

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TOUR OF WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT

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NEWLY ELECTED TRAINING

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2019 ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

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VIVA PANAMA 2019

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POOLER KARATE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

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PRIVATE TOUR OF SAVANNAH PORTS AUTHORITY

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2019 Savannah State of the Ports

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BIG BARN BUSINESS BASH

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