2021 SCAC Awards
The J. Mitchell Graham/Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Awards recognize innovative projects completed by South Carolina’s counties during the past fiscal year. Winners represent the best qualities of local governance—attention to details, service to citizens, efficient use of tax dollars, and improvement in the quality of life. They demonstrate how creative problem-solving and collaboration can achieve impressive results, and offer new ideas for other counties to consider.
The J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award recognizes counties that address community challenges, implement operational improvements, or enhance their citizens’ quality of life in a unique way.
The Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Regional Cooperation Award highlights the growing need for regional partnerships, strategies, and solutions. Competition for this award is open to two or more political subdivisions (counties or county partnerships formed with city, town, district, or regional government organizations) that worked together on a project.
The COVID-19 Response and Resiliency Showcase — a third awards category added to this year’s awards program — honors the ways our counties have responded to the unprecedented health pandemic. Adjudication for this category will be different from the other two awards; all entries submitted for this year’s showcase will receive special recognition.
Questions? Contact: Susan Turkopuls at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-922-6081.
Presentations for the 2021 Awards program took place on Tuesday, June 8 at the SCETV studio beginning at 9 AM. Recordings of the presentations are available in the video library.
Previous Award Winners
J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award Winners
|2021||Greenwood County||2004||Lexington County||1987||Beaufort County|
|2020||Lancaster County||2003||Orangeburg County||1986||Aiken County|
|2019||Dorchester County||2002||Anderson County||1985||Greenwood County|
|2018||Charleston County||2001||Anderson County||1984||Union County|
|2017||Charleston County||2000||Horry County||1983||Greenville County|
|2016||Colleton County||1999||York County||1982||Chester County|
|2015||Barnwell County||1998||Aiken County||1981||Chesterfield County|
|2014||Abbeville County||1997||Georgetown County||1980||York County|
|2013||Newberry County||1996||Berkeley County||1979||Beaufort County|
|2012||Colleton County||1995||Florence County||1978||Oconee County|
|2011||Horry County||1994||Richland County||1977||Richland County|
|2010||Orangeburg County||1993||Charleston County||1976||Beaufort County and Greenwood County|
|2009||Georgetown County||1992||York County||1975||Edgefield County|
|2008||Lexington County||1991||Greenwood County||1974||Lexington County|
|2007||Greenwood County||1990||Beaufort County||1973||Charleston County|
|2006||Newberry County||1989||Charleston County|
|2005||Georgetown County||1988||Spartanburg County|
Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Regional Cooperation Award Winners
|2021||Lancaster County and City of Lancaster: Operation Significant Impact|
|2020||Berkeley County: Project SEARCH|
|2019||Charleston County: Launch with NASA|
|2018||Barnwell, Bamberg, Calhoun and Orangeburg Counties: Emergency Medical Center|
|2017||Greenville County: I-map — Finding Essential Services|
|2016||Spartanburg County: Operation Educate|
|2015||Spartanburg County: Senior Wellness Partnership|
|2014||Abbeville, Anderson, Barnwell, and Jasper Counties|
|2012||Lexington and Richland Counties|
|2011||Beaufort and Jasper Counties|
|2010||Western Piedmont Regional Emergency Management Task Force|
|2009||Greenwood County and GLEAMNS HR Commission|
|2008||Western Piedmont Regional Emergency Management Task Force|
|2007||Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton Counties|
|2006||Western Piedmont Regional Emergency Management Task Force|
|2005||Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties|
|2004||Florence, Georgetown, and Horry Counties|
|2003||Sumter and Lee Counties|
|2002||Anderson County Partnership|
|1999||Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority|