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.
Without exception, all applications must be submitted online or received at the SCAC office by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021.
Presentations for the 2020 Awards program will take place on Tuesday, June 8 at the SCETV studio beginning at 9 AM. View the presentations live on the Association's Facebook page or at SCCounties.org/livestream.
Winners of the J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award and the Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Award will be announced, and all entries for the COVID-19 Response and Resiliency Showcase will be recognized during a event that will be livestreamed at a date to be determined.
Previous Award Winners
J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award Winners
|2020||Lancaster County||2004||Lexington County||1988||Spartanburg County|
|2019||Dorchester County||2003||Orangeburg County||1987||Beaufort County|
|2018||Charleston County||2002||Anderson County||1986||Aiken County|
|2017||Charleston County||2001||Anderson County||1985||Greenwood County|
|2016||Colleton County||2000||Horry County||1984||Union County|
|2015||Barnwell County||1999||York County||1983||Greenville County|
|2014||Abbeville County||1998||Aiken County||1982||Chester County|
|2013||Newberry County||1997||Georgetown County||1981||Chesterfield County|
|2012||Colleton County||1996||Berkeley County||1980||York County|
|2011||Horry County||1995||Florence County||1979||Beaufort County|
|2010||Orangeburg County||1994||Richland County||1978||Oconee County|
|2009||Georgetown County||1993||Charleston County||1977||Richland County|
|2008||Lexington County||1992||York County||1976||Beaufort County and Greenwood County|
|2007||Greenwood County||1991||Greenwood County||1975||Edgefield County|
|2006||Newberry County||1990||Beaufort County||1974||Lexington County|
|2005||Georgetown County||1989||Charleston County||1973||Charleston County|
Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Regional Cooperation Award Winners
|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|