My vision for Newberry is continued growth and prosperity.  Our city has so much to offer! We enjoy many more events than many of our larger neighbors!  We provide world class entertainment, five star dining, casual dining, a wide array of shopping and some awesome history!

The advice I would give my 20-year old self is make your bucket list now...…...you never know what the next 5 minutes of life will bring!

I admire volunteers;  the world is a better place because of those who volunteer to teach, to feed the hungry, foster pets, help with the PTOs, serve on boards, and serve their communities in countless ways....volunteering is humbling while teaching people compassion and understanding.

My Favorite Quote: "Good is the Enemy of Great"   -- Jim Collins. It serves as my reminder that your best is really never good enough.  You can always do better!!

Tamra Tootle

Division Director, City of Newberry;

YMCA, Immediate Past Board Chair;

Newberry Opera House Guild Board Member; 

Executive Director, Miss Newberry Scholarship Organization, Downtown Newberry