Gain Recognition With 2015 Achievement Awards

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Municipal Association’s Achievement Awards program gives cities and towns the chance to make headlines for the good work they do in their hometowns.

The program recognizes excellence in local government programs, reminds residents and businesses of the value they derive from the city or town where they live, and allows city officials to share best practices with their peers.

A city or town can enter just one of the nine categories. Judges will evaluate population category entries solely on the written application. They will evaluate subject category entries on the written entry and an oral presentation scheduled for March 2 or 3.

Municipalities with a population of 20,000 or less may participate in a population or subject category. Those with a population greater than 20,000 must compete in a subject category.

The Association will post the online entry brochure on its website this month and mail the printed version on December 15. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 11.

For more information, contact Meredith Houck at 803.933.1215 or

Population Categories

  • 1-1,000 population
  • 1,001-5,000 population
  • 5,001-10,000 population
  • 10,001-20,000 population

Subject Categories

  • Communications

  • Economic Development

  • ​Public Safety

  • ​Public Works

  • ​Public Service