Entry deadline January 23
Since the creation of the Achievement Awards program in 1987, the Municipal Association has recognized 139 municipalities through the Municipal Achievement Awards program.
“All cities and towns across the state have accomplishments to be proud of, and the Achievement Awards program is the place to show them off,” encouraged Municipal Association Executive Director Miriam Hair.
- Submission deadline is January 23.
- Mailed entries must be postmarked by January 23
and received by January 27.
- The main contact person for each entry will receive an email confirmation by January 27 from the Municipal Association noting it has received the entry.
The fill-in-the-blank style application provides an easy-to-use format to highlight a project’s key points. The judges will look for projects that show effective partnerships, innovation, adaptability to other hometowns, efficient use of resources and quantifiable results.
Municipalities with a population of less than 20,000 can choose to compete in a population or subject category. Municipalities with a population of greater than 20,000 must compete in one of the five subject categories. As part of the competition, those participating in the subject categories must make an oral presentation to the judges on February 27 or 28 in Columbia at the Municipal Association’s office. Association staff will assign presentation times once it receives all entries.
The Association will recognize award winners at the Annual Meeting Awards Breakfast held on Hilton Head Island the morning of June 30.
2011 Population Category Winners:
- 1-1,000 population
Ridgeway – “Ridgeway is En (Entrepreneurial) Business”
Central – Downtown railway museum
Hartsville – Veterans memorial
Orangeburg – Angel of Hope garden
2011 Subject Category Winners:
Kiawah Island – Wildlife website
- Economic Development
Sumter – Downtown health sciences development
- Public Safety
Cayce – Public Safety Community Services Unit
- Public Service
Columbia – Waverly neighborhood restoration
- Public Works
Aiken – Green infrastructure
For more information regarding the 2012 Achievement Awards, contact Meredith Waldrop at 803.933.1215 or email@example.com.