Category Archives: Government

It’s Municipal Clerk Week in South Carolina

It's Municipal Clerks Week in South Carolina (bit.ly/clerksweek). The General Assembly deemed it so with resolutions recently passed by the House and Senate. Goose Creek Rep. Joe Daning (former city councilmember) and Manning Senator Kevin Johnson (former mayor and former president of the Municipal Association) introduced the resolutions. The position of city clerk is the…
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Municipal Association recognized for excellence in communications projects

[caption id="attachment_14850" align="alignnone" width="1495"] Municipal Association communications team-Reba Campbell, deputy executive director; Meredith Houck, creative services and website manager; Sarita Chourey, content manager[/caption] The Municipal Association of South Carolina was recognized with six awards for communications projects at this week’s Mercury Awards hosted by the SC Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The…
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Office of Civil Rights Manager Named DSS March Employee of the Month

April 24, 2018 -- Stephanie Williams, Program Coordinator, Individual and Provider Rights, State Office, was recently named Employee of the Month, one of four selected for March. Ms. Williams manages the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) ensuring statewide compliance with federal and state Civil Rights laws, ADA, 504, Title VI regulations, policies, and procedures. OCR…
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SCDOT’s Spring Spruce Up Litter Collection Results

Thousands of South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Maintenance workers and volunteers from various SCDOT offices spent Thursday March 22 collecting litter on highways in every county of the state. Those efforts resulted in the collection of over 20,000 (20,170) bags of litter. Those bags, plus items that were too large to fit in bags filled over…
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Municipal Association of SC communications projects recognized by S.C. Press Association

The S.C. Press Association has recognized five communications projects from the Municipal Association of South Carolina with awards. The Municipal Association represents the state’s 271 cities and towns. It provides training, advocacy at the state and federal levels, and programs that give local officials the tools they need to provide quality services. The projects recognized…
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Councilmember Tameika Isaac Devine Appointed Vice Chair of National League of Cities Council on Youth, Education, and Families

WASHINGTON – Columbia Councilmember Tameika Isaac Devine has been appointed vice chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 Council on Youth, Education, and Families. This council guides and oversees the work of the Institute for Youth, Education, and Families. Additionally, the council fosters peer-learning and networking opportunities for elected municipal leaders; stimulates effective…
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Greater Irmo Chamber honors local leaders at Annual Gala

IRMO, S.C. – On Friday, February 23, 2018, the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce honored nine outstanding Chamber members at the 2018 Annual Gala and Awards Presentation, presented by Crescent Construction, at the Columbia Conference Center. Honorees included the 2018 Ambassador of the Year, Diplomat of the Year, Order of the Okra, Education Award, Non-Profit…
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City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities to Announce Launch of Commercial Retention & Redevelopment Program

Contact: Façade Improvement Program: Gerry Lynn Hall,803-545-3381 or glhall@columbiasc.net Commercial Loans: Bret Whiting, 803.545.3952 or bawhiting@columbiasc.net WHAT: Press Conference WHO: Mayor Steve Benjamin, City Council members, City Officials and City staff WHERE: Columbia Water, 4011 West Beltline Blvd., Columbia, SC WHEN: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. City of Columbia's, Office of Business Opportunities…
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New Director for City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities

New Director for Office of Business Opportunities The City of Columbia has selected Melissa L. Lindler as the new Director for the Office of Business Opportunities. Lindler comes to the City with more than 20 years of experience working for government and non-profit entities. Most recently she served as the Director of District Planning and…
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