2023 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.  Projects are judged on written entries submitted by the application due date and 10-minute oral presentations before a panel of judges. 

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.

Questions? Please review the Awards Brochure and Toolkit for important dates and instructions on submitting applications and presentations. For additional information contact: Susan Turkopuls at or by calling 1-800-922-6081.

2023 Awards Brochure

2023 Awards Tool Kit

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  •   Applications Due:   Friday, April 21, 2023 (see Awards Toolkit for instructions on how to apply)

  •   Audio-visual Presentation Files (if any) Due:  Monday, May, 15, 2023

  •   Awards Competition Date:  Wednesday, May 24, 2023 


Previous Entries

Video Library of Presentations

2022 Project Summaries

2022 Order of Project Presentations

2022 SCAC Awards Announcements


Previous Award Winners

J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award Winners

 Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Regional Cooperation Award Winners