Call for Achievement Award Entries

​The Municipal Achievement Awards give cities and towns the chance to make headlines for the good work they are doing. Residents rarely learn of the remarkable work local governments and city staff must do every day to keep a city running smoothly. The Association's Municipal Achievement Awards bring attention to these accomplishments.

The program recognizes excellence in local government programs, shares ideas among peers, and reminds residents and businesses of the value they derive from their city or town.

Every city has an award-worthy project to enter in the Achievement Awards competition. It may just take a bit of collaboration to discover it.

Discover a winning Achievement Award entry

  • Request that departments list municipal projects they are most proud of completing.
  • Hold an internal competition for departments to compete to be the city's Achievement Award entry.
  • ­­Ask "What city project has made the biggest impact on residents?"
  • Review previous Achievement Award winners

The awards entry form is available at online. The submission deadline for the 2019 awards program is February 13. The designated city contact person for each entry will receive a receipt-confirmation email by February 18.

Municipalities with a population of 20,000 or less can choose to compete in either a population or subject category. Municipalities with a population greater than 20,000 must compete in one of the five subject categories.

As part of the competition, cities participating in the subject categories must make an oral presentation to the judges on March 4 or 5 in Columbia at the Municipal Association's office. Association staff will assign presentation times after all entries are received.

The Association will recognize award winners at the Annual Meeting Awards Breakfast held in Greenville on July 20, 2019.

For more information about the 2019 Achievement Awards, contact Meredith Houck at 803.933.1215 or