Annie Smalls Tyler

Annie Smalls Tyler wants to serve her hometown.

She has over 18 years of work relations in the Williston community, including 10 years at Dixie Narco (now Crane), two years as a substitute teacher in Williston School District 29, eight years as head teller at First Citizens Bank in Williston where she was chosen Top Teller for the state of South Carolina twice, and three years at Piggly Wiggly/Price Wise. She is currently employed at Security Federal Bank as head teller, back up customer service representative, and an on the job trainer for tellers.

Tyler is the daughter of the late Eugene and Marie Smalls. She and her husband, Woodrow Tyler, have been married for 24 years. They have two sons and one grandson.

Why are you running for town council?

I am a candidate for Town Council because I have much love and appreciation for my community. I was raised to believe that community service is noble. With my financial experience, leadership abilities I feel I can make a difference.

If elected, what are your goals? How do you hope to help Williston?

If elected, my goals are to unite the citizens of Williston by letting them know that everyone matters and bring industries to our community to ensure that the citizens will become gainfully employed. I hope to help Williston by ensuring that the infrastructure is solid.

What makes you the best candidate?

I feel that I am the best candidate because I was born and raised in Williston. I am loyal, energetic, dependable, loving and caring. I am personally connected to the community through three generations of families, friends, and employment.

I am an active member of the Culbert Branch Baptist Church for the past 37 years. My leadership skills, which I feel will be an asset to this position, include training employees at various financial institutions. The last 30 years I have demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills as a customer service representative.

In conclusion, I feel that I will be a valuable asset to the Town of Williston. I will focus on new ideas to advance the growth of our great town.