2022 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.

Questions? Contact: Susan Turkopuls at or by calling 1-800-922-6081.

2022 Awards Brochure

Project Summaries

Order of Project Presentations

Watch the livestream on June 9 beginning at 10 AM


Competition Presentations

Presentations for the 2022 Awards program will take place on Thursday, June 9 at the SCETV studio beginning at 10 AM. View the presentations live on the Association's Facebook page or at

Project summaries (available after May 6)

Presentation schedule (available early June)



Winners of the J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award and the Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Award will be announced during SCAC's 2022 Annual Conference Banquet on August 3 at the Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms and the event will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.  


Video Library

Previous Award Winners

J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award Winners

 Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Regional Cooperation Award Winners