THE TEAM PLAYER
Special Assistant to the Mayor, City Coordinator for the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta
SUPERPOWER: Knowing her teammates’ strengths
As special assistant to Charleston Mayor Amy Goodman and city coordinator for the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta, Jane Bostic wears many hats. A Charleston native, Bostic left for a time to attend the University of Maine, but she ended up back where she grew up, eager to immerse herself in the community once again. “You always think the grass is greener on the other side,” Bostic says. “And then you miss home.”
Now, she is one of the faces of tourism and community events in the city. Elevating her community and supporting the citizens and small businesses who make their home there is Bostic’s passion, and working on tourism projects like the Regatta is the perfect way to accomplish that. “The people in West Virginia and in Charleston have such a pride in their community, and I think that kind of pulls people in,” she says.
Bostic is humble and eager to showcase the team that surrounds her. She’s excited about their accomplishments after a successful Regatta, but also quickly looks toward the future to see how they might improve this event and others in the coming years. “We look at the successes that we’ve had, and say, ‘How can we grow on them?’”
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