News briefs

​The South Carolina Municipal Human Resources Association elected 2017-18 board members: President Robin Entrekin, director of risk management and human resources, City of Clinton; First Vice President Dora Perry, human resources director, City of Tega Cay; Second Vice President Barbara Denny, treasurer, Town of Clover; Member at Large Rebecca Mejia-Ward, human resources manager, City of Hartsville; Past President Donna Kazia, personnel director, City of Anderson.

Sara O’Dell, assistant finance director for the City of Greenwood, received the 2016 MHRA Scholarship, which was awarded at the MHRA Annual Meeting in November.

The American Public Works Association selected Samantha Yager, recycling coordinator, City of Columbia, and Angela Jordan, engineering tech II – stormwater, City of Rock Hill, among 16 public works professionals from the United States and Canada for its year-long Emerging Leaders Academy Program for 2016-2017.