News Briefs

The SC Business Licensing Officials Association recently awarded four individuals with the Master in Business Licensing designation: Melissa Brown, Municipal Association of SC; Alvin Chambers, Town of Kingstree; Susan Gainey, Municipal Association of SC; and Cynthia McMillan, City of Orangeburg.

The SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs presented its Silver Palmetto Award to the City of Aiken at the Municipal Association's 2019 Hometown Legislative Action Day. This award thanks municipal governments for their leadership and actions that support people with disabilities and special needs.

Lori Sondov, the deputy city clerk for the City of Greenville, completed her capstone project for the Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute.

The new website for the City of Inman,, and its creator, Stratatomic, won the 2018 Best in Class Interactive Media Award in the government category from the Interactive Media Council.

The Municipal Association of SC announced new staff members: Anita Lancaster, collections analyst, and Chassidy Sistrunk, underwriter, joined the staff in February; and Lisa Dunkley, accountant for Risk Management Services; Harriett Robinson, senior claims adjuster; and Eric Shytle, general counsel, joined the Association in March.