The Asiko Group has joined the Riley Center team as strategic engagement partners. Locally based in Charleston, The Asiko Group offers authentic community engagement and development strategies, results-based facilitation, and a creative approach to communications with an emphasis on increasing the volume and diversity of participation. The Union Pier planning process will benefit from The Asiko Group’s track record of creating equitable access to community engagement and partnership opportunities, enhancing the community’s understanding of complex civic processes, and implementing effective methods of gathering social data.
The Asiko Group’s deep commitment to the Charleston community is evidenced through its track record of projects, including the City of Charleston’s Comprehensive Plan administered during a global pandemic and currently the city’s Peninsula Plan, Charleston County’s Climate Action Plan impacting 16 municipalities and unincorporated areas, and the Berkeley County Economic Development Brownfield Assessment Grant in the rural town of St. Stephen.
As a Charlestonian, born and raised in this beautiful city’s rich culture, I take pride in preserving the narrative and real-lived stories of the indigenous peoples. Our relationship to this land and community is important, even as we build upon it.
Asiko leads every engagement process with the community’s voice at the center. With this strategy, we build relationships, trust, and authentic connections. Union Pier is no different. The water and land are home to many and we want to make sure their families and future generations have access to work, live and play in the new plan,” said Thetyka Robinson, Founder and Chief Strategist of The Asiko Group.