My name is Jenafer (Jen) McCauley and I am running for North Augusta City Council.
I am a small business owner, mom of young children, avid runner, member of Friends of the Greeneway, and founder of the Palmetto Peach Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K,. I am originally from Canton, Ga. I moved to Augusta to attend Augusta State University and compete on the Cross Country team. After college, I met my husband (Michael McCauley) and we started our small business Fleet Feet Augusta.
We have lived in NA since 2011. Our home is on East Ave and we absolutely love the charm of downtown North Augusta. We chose East Ave as our home because of the proximity to the Greeneway and we see the potential of what our downtown can be. The Greeneway and Riverview Park have become a big part of our lives. From many miles of running/walking, riding bikes, pushing strollers, playgrounds, splash pads, and nights/days on the soccer field.
We have a six year old (Ethan) and two year old twins (Madison and Ryan). Our two-year-olds attend school at Grace Child Development Center and our six year old graduated from Grace. Grace CDC has been such a blessing to our children. Ethan is now in the first grade at North Augusta Elementary and we are looking forward to learning more about Dolphin pride! We are members of First Presbyterian Augusta.
Outside of raising my family, I have been a small business owner for 11 years and through our business, I have learned how to connect the community with business. It’s this knowledge that I would like to bring to the city council.
Communication amongst City Government and its’ citizens will be a key point for this initiative.
I have also learned what type of environment is necessary for small businesses to thrive. It’s my plan to bring this knowledge and help our city grow in a smart way. I want to help our city continue to focus on the quality of life for its residents. I want to continue to create a vibrant and local downtown; a downtown that is attractive to families, seniors, and young professionals.
Finally, I am passionate about helping create a city our children will be proud of; a city they will want to stay in and start a family. If they move on to military, college, or work after high school, it would be great if they wanted to come back and do life here.
I would love to earn your vote!