The Association recognizes and encourages innovations and excellence in local government through its Achievement Awards.
Each spring, the Municipal Association accepts award entries from member municipalities. Winners will be honored at the Association's annual meeting.
- Population 1-1,000: Town of Edisto Beach
- Population 1,001-5,000: City of Loris
- Population 5,001-10,000: City of Lancaster
- Population 10,001-20,000: Town of Bluffton
- Communications: Town of Mount Pleasant
- Economic Development: City of Florence
- Public Safety: City of Sumter
- Public Service: Town of Blackville
- Public Works: Town of Kiawah Island
Started in 1987, the program provides local government officials and employees the opportunity to receive deserved recognition for superior and innovative efforts in local government. The program also provides a forum for sharing the best public service ideas in South Carolina.