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.

2023 Award Winners

The 2023 J. Mitchell Graham and Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Awards Winners were announced at the SCAC Annual Conference on August 2, 2023. View the announcement online.

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

Previous Entries

Video Library of Presentations

2023 Project Summaries

2023 Order of Presentations

Previous Award Winners

J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award Winners

 Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Regional Cooperation Award Winners