Don’t Miss SCAC's 2023 Awards Program Competition Livestream - Wed., May 24 at 9:30 a.m.

SCAC is pleased to host its 2023 Annual Awards Program Competition on May 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Make plans to watch the presentations live on the Association's Facebook page or at Take a few minutes to view this year’s Project Summaries and the Order of Presentations to plan your virtual participation.

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 detail, 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 cities, towns, districts, or regional government organizations) that worked together on a project.


Winners of the J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award and the Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Award will be announced, and all entries will be recognized during the General Session during SCAC's Annual Conference on August 2.