2020 SCAC Awards on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

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 — will honor 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.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:30pm


Competition Presentations

Presentations for the 2020 Awards program will take place on Wednesday, August 26 at the SCETV studio beginning at 9 AM. View the presentations live on the Association's Facebook page or at SCCounties.org/livestream.

Project Summaries
Order of Presentations


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.