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News Briefs

Members of the Municipal Court Administration Association of SC elected their 2018 – 19 board of directors during their annual meeting. President Lacresha Dowdy, City of Clinton; First Vice President Mary McWaine, City of Charleston; Second Vice President Brittany Burns, Town of Pine Ridge; Members at Large Kirsten Pressley, City of Greer; Tabitha Morris, Town of Saluda; Kimberly Poulin, City of Anderson; and Past President Pam Larson, City of Greenville.

Members of the Municipal Technology Association of SC elected their 2018 – 19 board of directors during their annual meeting. President Ryan Byrd, City of Goose Creek; Vice President Jason Thomton, Town of Fort Mill; Secretary/Treasurer Tommy Sunday, Town of Bluffton; Member at Large Mike Blizzard, City of Greenville; Member at Large Jason Nixon, City of Anderson; and Past President Phil Hasty, City of Clinton.

The Municipal Association of SC announced two staff changes. Meredith Kaiser, formerly a loss control consultant with Risk Management Services, is now an underwriting manager. Russell Cox joined the staff in October as the Uptown editor and digital production manager.

Some South Carolina municipalities have made the list of Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards. Towns of Hilton Head Island and Kiawah Island were voted No. 1 and No. 3 respectively for the "Best Islands in the U.S." The City of Charleston topped the list of the "Best Small Cities in the U.S.," and the City of Greenville came in at No. 9.