Statesboro City Councilman Travis Chance from District 5 is off to a busy start in 2016. Besides being chosen by the council as mayor pro tempore, Chance has a book out and was recently quoted extensively in a Fox Business online article.
Chance, 37, is a certified financial planner and retirement income professional. He founded and owns Chance Financial Group, with locations in Statesboro and Savannah and in Bluffton, South Carolina. His book “Navigating the Storm: Retirement Income Planning that Keeps True North Against Today’s Headwinds,” came out Jan. 11, the publication date given at Amazon.com.
“A labor of love,” the book draws on his personal experience as a financial advisor, Chance said.
The book is available in paperback and Kindle versions, and excerpts can be viewed free on Amazon.
A Jan. 14 article by Casey Dowd, “How to Position Baby Boomers for Rocky Market Cycles,” on www.foxbusiness.com quoted Chance as its only source, giving answers to questions from a “Boomer.”
Chance started his firm, which includes CFG Wealth Management LLC and divisions for other services, in 2009 in its downtown Statesboro location. He added his Bluffton office in 2012, and opened the Savannah location at the beginning of 2015.
Last year Chance stood unopposed for a third term on Statesboro City Council after another candidate withdrew soon after qualifying. Since the two other seats up for election were also uncontested, no actual election was held, and Chance was sworn in along with new District 2 Councilman Sam Lee Jones and new District 3 Councilman Jeff Yawn on Jan. 5.
That day, the council members unanimously elected Chance mayor pro tem. This means he will fill in for Mayor Jan Moore in presiding at meetings and represent the city at other events when she cannot attend.
The other two returning council members, John Riggs of District 4 and Phil Boyum of District 1, nominated Chance for the role. Riggs made the motion and Boyum seconded it.
Officially, the council’s vote authorizes Chance to a two-year term as mayor pro tem. The City Charter says that the mayor pro tem shall be chosen at the “first meeting after election and qualification,” which occurs every two years.
But Riggs also said he would like to see members serve just one year as mayor pro tem, to give others a chance to serve in the role, and this was noted in the minutes.