SIPOA 2020 Election – Board of Directors Candidate – Joseph Penny

Candidate for the SIPOA Board of Directors –
Joseph Penny

I think Seabrook Island is a great place to live and to visit.  I can be as busy as I want to (sometimes very busy) , but if I want to relax Seabrook island can’t be beat.

My wife Tara and I moved to Seabrook Island in September 2014 and rented a Marshwalk Villa. Three months later in December we lost that apartment due to the fire that engulfed the building. Many Seabrookers stepped forward to help us during that trying time. We then rented a Tarpon Pond cottage for 3 months and loved that neighborhood. In April 2015 we purchased our own Tarpon Pond cottage. In October of 2017 we sold the Tarpon Pond cottage and purchased our current home on Middle Dam Ct.  to help accommodate all of our out of town friends and relatives that enjoy visiting Seabrook. Two of those friends have since purchased here on Seabrook.

Some of the community involvement and volunteerism I have had the pleasure of participating in has included:

  • The Chili cook-off at Bohicket Marina
  • Seabrook’s Triathlon and 5K Turkey Trot
  • Kiawah Marathon 
  • Current member of the Activities Committee
  • Adopt-A-Highway trash pickup
  • Turtle Patrol
  • Lake House anniversary celebration
  • SINGH trip leader 
  • Former member of FEMA  New York Task Force 

I retired from the NYPD in 2012 after a rewarding career. As a NYC cop I had many opportunities to interact with many different people with differing points of view. I have found everyone wants to be heard, and their concerns treated respectfully. I believe that is a reasonable expectation. For many of my assignments I worked as part of a team, reinforcing the value of working together for a common goal. I have been employed as a carpenter and have worked in other building trades as well.

As I said I think Seabrook Island is a great place to live.  We enjoy all the speakers and events offered at the Lake House. I have witnessed awe inspiring sunrises, spent long full days with friends and family doing everything from great gym workouts and classes, to biking and running on the beautiful roads and beaches, kayaking, and beach bonfires. We often spend time with our neighbors and friends admiring the beautiful sunset.

As a NYC Police officer I took an oath to serve and protect.  I fervently believed it then as I still do now. Given the opportunity to sit on the Board of Directors I will strive to serve and protect the interests of all property owners. 

-Submitted by the SIPOA Nominating Committee