John T. Carpenter SIPOA 2021 Nominating Committee Candidate

John T. Carpenter

Sue and I visited Seabrook Island for the first time in 2005 and were taken by its beauty and friendly community atmosphere. In 2006 we purchased a house in the Village and later built our current home on Marsh Gate Drive. After 33 years of living and working around the globe for Caterpillar Inc., I retired. In 2017, we became full-time residents on Seabrook Island.

During the last three years as full-time residents we have been enjoying all that Seabrook Island has to offer; beautiful beaches, wildlife, activities such golf, tennis, and bicycling. I have also been active in several local charitable organizations:

  • Water Wellness Mission – I am currently co-directing this organization that provides clean water to families who astonishingly live today without pure water in their Wadmalaw and Johns Island homes.
  • Kiawah Seabrook Island Exchange Club – I am an active board member and lead a committee responsible for determining grant funding to local hunger related charities.
  • Charleston Area Senior Citizens – I volunteer with the “Adopt a Senior Citizen” program run by Charleston meals-on-wheels delivering food and other services to the elderly on Wadmalaw.

Seabrook Island represents a wonderful and unique quality of life for all. We love it here. Our nature, amenities and facilities are all incredibly important and require both short- and long-term governance if we as residents are going to continue to thrive here. I am impressed and thankful for all the individuals who have volunteered their time to make Seabrook Island what it is today, and I feel it is time for me to give back as well. I believe my experiences as an executive at Caterpillar as well as memberships on various advisory boards places me in an excellent position to help SIPOA accomplish its objectives. I also feel if my contributions to the residents of Seabrook Island were going to be meaningful it was important for me to have been here as a full-time resident the past three years before volunteering my services.

-Submitted by the SIPOA Nominating Committee