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News Briefs

Members of the SC Community Development Association elected their 2018 – 2019 board of directors. They are President Shannon Munoz, City of Hartsville; Vice President Imma Nwobodu, Greenville County Redevelopment Authority; Secretary Jessie Walker, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments; Past President Carolet Thomas, City of Sumter. Members at large are Barbara Johnson, Lowcountry Council of Governments; DeWayne Ennis, Town of Allendale; Kimberly Herndon, Catawba Regional Council of Governments; Martha Whitaker, SC Department of Commerce; Mauretta Dorsey, Town of Andrews; Emory Langston, Lower Savannah Council of Governments; and Shawn Bell, City of Fountain Inn.

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education Association of SC recognized the Springdale Police Department as the 2018 D.A.R.E. Agency of the Year at the annual South Carolina Association of School Resource Officers/D.A.R.E. Association of SC awards banquet. 

The National Civic League named the Town of Mount Pleasant an All-America City. The award recognizes “communities that leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation to successfully address local issues.” Mount Pleasant also won the designation in 2010.

The City of Greenwood received a “Creative Partnerships” recognition by the South Carolina Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum awards for its neighborhood revitalization project. The project involved establishing partnerships, securing funds, removing blight and restoring neighborhood pride.