Kershaw County News

Kershaw County named All-America City

Post Date:06/26/2018 2:15 PM

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2018

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Kershaw County

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Kershaw County named All-America City 

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 Kershaw County, SC – Kershaw County has been named a 2018 All-America City by the National Civic League at its annual awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado. Twenty finalists were selected to provide a community presentation to the panel of award judges. Following the presentations, Kershaw County was chosen as one of the ten award winners. The National Civic League cited “Kershaw County embraces the changing faces of its rapidly growing community, balancing its rural past and suburban future, with its business owners, residents, and elected officials reflecting that diversity and building programs to ensure equity in healthcare, education, and economic growth.” Doug Linkhart, President of The National Civic League stated, “each winner leveraged civic engagement, inclusiveness, and innovation to successfully address challenges facing their community.”

Kershaw County’s Clinton Washington was recognized for his community commitment as he received the “2018 Youth Leadership Award.” With help from Johnny Deal, the County also received the “Social Media Award” for its exceptional social media presence and activities.

The Kershaw County delegation was comprised of leaders from all areas of the county including state, county and municipal elected officials, civic organization leaders, healthcare professionals, and area youth leaders.

2018 TEAM MEMBERS

  • Sophia Alteri
  • Caroline Anderson
  • Chairman Julian Burns, Kershaw County Council
  • Jaelen Bussey
  • Elizabeth Carpenter
  • Laurey Carpenter
  • Vic Carpenter
  • Michael Conley
  • Johnny Deal
  • Kimberly Dixon
  • Richard Dixon, Jr.
  • Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, City of Camden
  • Mayor Melissa Emmons, Town of Elgin
  • Amy Eudy
  • Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk, State of South Carolina
  • Ed Garrison
  • Evelyn Gibson
  • George Gibson
  • Cate Goff
  • Tyler Hampton
  • Kathryn Johnson
  • Roberta Langley
  • Gina Marthers
  • Jerry Marthers
  • Brian Mayes
  • Laurie Parks
  • Daniel Putnam
  • Julie Putnam
  • Shawn Putnam
  • Merri Seigler
  • Katherine Spadacenta
  • Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker, Jr., Kershaw County Council
  • Clinton Washington
  • Susan Witkowski

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