Horry County Legislative Delegation
Heather Edwards is a native to Horry County. She graduated from North Myrtle Beach High School in 2009 as a salutatorian. In 2013, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Coastal Carolina University. Due to her exceptional grades and membership, she was able to attend the National Federation of the Blind conference and received a scholarship.
While at Coastal she was part of many organizations including Golden Key Honor Society, Psychology Honor Society, and an Administrative Assistant for the Women and Gender Studies department. Also, while attending Coastal, she completed internships with Sea Haven’s Project Lighthouse and The Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. She has always had a passion to help those in need.
After graduating, she became a bookkeeper for a student housing complex that served Coastal students. To further enhance her skills, she went back to school at Horry Georgetown Technical College to receive her Associates in Accounting. While still studying and taking classes, she transitioned to take on the role of Finance Manager at First Baptist Church of Conway. During her employment with First Baptist Church of Conway, she volunteered at Fostering Hope.
Having received her AS in Accounting in December 2017, she is pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University. In addition, she currently works as the Accounting Specialist at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
She has an extreme passion for improving and increasing the use of public transportation. She has been an avid supporter of Coast RTA’s Paratransit Service to travel to school, work, and home. That perspective propelled Heather to become more involved in Coast RTA in order to better serve her community.
Heather is extremely passionate about anything she puts her mind to, which is evident through her employment experience as well as educational. She loves to travel and has been to France, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and England. In addition, she enjoys exercising, listening to music, cooking, reading, and spending time with her cat.