Skip Crane, Candidate for Town Council


Skip Crane has been a full time resident of Seabrook since 1995, having come to Seabrook shortly after retiring from 30 years with IBM. He followed his IBM employment with 13 years of work with the South Carolina Research Authority, which was set up in the 1980’s to be an economic engine of growth for South Carolina. He has been active in various Seabrook volunteer efforts.

Skip decided to run again because he enjoyed the first term, realized how well his work background fit right into the role he was playing on Town Council, and now has the necessary experience to make even more contributions.  Consensus building and collaborative management have characterized his career, skills he has found very useful on Town Council.  The Mayor appointed Skip as the Town’s liaison with the community at large, which includes SIPOA, Camp St. Christopher, Bohicket Marina and the Club.  The Mayor also had him run a planning session for all Town Council members when he was first elected.

Skip feels his accomplishments are all part of a group/team effort.  He feels he has established good will with the entities he has been involved with, helping to solve their various problems as they occur. He is also pleased with the learning curve the Town has climbed with respect to hurricane communications and preparedness, having been through 2 in 11 months. He is a member of the Town’s Safety Committee and notes the Town was in regular communication with Charleston County Emergency Management, local fire officials and daily briefings with Charleston County during both hurricanes.

-Barbara Burgess, Tidelines Staff Writer