The city council dedicated its new meeting chambers last week.
A reception was held Thursday night at the new chambers, in the lower level of the Philip T. Glennon Community Center. Prior to moving into the Glennon Center, the council met in a converted convenience store near the marina.
Many city notables were on hand, including Kitty Updike and Les Conner. Updike, the widow of the late Tega Cay community leader Bruce Updike, is a charter board member of the Nation Ford Land Trust, a two-time Tega Cay Citizen of the Year and member of multiple economic and political organizations. Conner is a former city councilman.
Both have been instrumental in the city’s growth and were singled out by Mayor George Sheppard during a brief speech while dedicating the high-tech council chambers.
“We’ve come a long way as a city,” Sheppard said. “This beautiful facility twas the dream of a lot of folks.”