The Achievement Awards program has three main objectives: to recognize innovative projects, to share those projects with other municipalities, and to demonstrate the value of cities and towns.
- Efficient use of resources
- Role in the city’s overall vision
- Effective use of partnerships
- Quantifiable results
- Adaptability to other hometowns
The 2019 judges include two executive directors from municipal leagues in other states as well as a retired local government professional with 30 years of South Carolina experience.
(for municipalities with less than 20,001 population)
Use 2010 population figures from the U.S.Census to select the appropriate category.
- 1-1,000 population
- 1,001-5,000 population
- 5,001-10,000 population
- 10,001-20,000 population
Judged on written entry only.
(open to all municipalities)
- Communications (includes marketing, image campaigns, websites, social media, e-newsletters, local access channels, etc.)
- Economic Development – Joseph P. Riley Jr. Award (includes community development, land-use planning)
- Public Safety (includes emergency, law enforcement and fire services)
- Public Service (anything not covered in other subject categories)
- Public Works (includes infrastructure projects)
Judged on written entry and oral presentation.