County Council Recognitions
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Outgoing Council Members Honored
Council honored outgoing Council members, Frank J. Townsend, III, Brad Matthews and William B. Banning, Sr., for their invaluable leadership, dedication, and service to Lexington County and its citizens during their tenure on County Council.
Brittany Myers Awarded the Coin of Excellence
Brittany Myers was awarded the Public Safety Director’s Coin of Excellence at the County Council meeting on September 23, 2014. Miss Myers was recognized for saving the life of a citizen.
Industry Appreciation Week Recognized
|| Individuals and companies from the 46 counties in South Carolina are recognized annually, by the Governor’s Office, for the many contributions they provide to their communities and to economic development as a part of Industry Appreciation Week. These individuals include local leaders from the private sector representing a variety of businesses and economic development organizations committed to securing new jobs and investment in their communities. Lexington County was honored to present to Bill and Lou Kennedy, The Ambassadors for Economic Development Award for 2014.|
Robert E. Livingston, Sr. Recoginized for his contributions to Lexington County
Council honored Mr. Robert E. Livingston, Sr. for his contributions to the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports and Tourism Board and recognized that he has been a genuine gift to the citizens of Lexington County.
Lexington County's Fire Services 40th Year of Service Recognized
|| 40th Year Fire Service Resolution Presented by Chairman Jeffcoat on behalf of County Council. Council recognized the efforts and sacrifices made by these individuals and those that have followed and extended gratitude to all the members of the Lexington County Fire Service, past and present, for forty years of outstanding service to the citizens of the County of Lexington as well as extended appreciation for a job well done. Their courage and devotion to work toward the establishment of the Lexington County Fire Service has established a fire service that is recognized as one of the premier agencies in the State of South Carolina and still today sets the standard forty years after its establishment.|
Lexington County's Fire Services Stair Climb Team Recognized
|Lexington County’s Fire Service team, led by Captain Chris Ballington with team members Shannon Middleton , Scott Salyer, Kyle Markey and Chastin Lockhart, smoked the competition at the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Stair Climb on Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Columbia. Lexington County’s team was the overall firefighter fundraising team with over $3,700 dollars. Kyle Markey was fastest firefighter overall out of 23 firefighters participating and the team placed first in the firefighter team climb beating out City of Columbia and teams from the upstate as well.
Congratulations to our Fire Service team.
Scott Salyer, Kyle Markey, Chris Ballington, Melissa Goforth
SC Firefighter's Association's Meritorious Action Award Recipient Recognized
|Lexington County’s Trent Campbell received the Association’s Meritorious Action Award for his actions on November 15, 2013 when he responded to a mobile home fire with an entrapped victim. F/F Campbell arrived on the scene to find a mobile home with heavy smoke and fire showing from the front door and windows and heavy smoke from the rear of the mobile home. F/F Campbell went to the only door without fire showing, the rear door, forced open the door and made entry into the mobile home to attempt a rescue. He was able to locate the victim lying face down in the hallway and removed the victim from the structure. |
Chairman Johnny Jeffcoat,Trent Campbell
and his family, along with Chief Brad Cox
|Once outside, F/F Campbell assessed the victim and determined the victim was not breathing and did not have a pulse. He started CPR and continued the CPR until patient care was transferred to Lexington County EMS upon their arrival. At that time, the victim had regained a pulse and crews were assisting with ventilations. The victim was transported to Lexington Medical Center and later to the Burn Center at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. In January 2014, the victim was released from the Burn Center.
The Meritorious Action Award recognizes firefighters who have rendered services beyond the ordinary course of duty in an attempt to save a life regardless of the action’s success at a risk to their own life. Nominees are recognized because they reflect vigilance and professionalism of firefighters across the State of South Carolina. Congratulations and our heartfelt appreciation to Firefighter Trent Campbell for a successful rescue.
Telecommunicators' Week Recognized
At the April 22, 2014 Council Meeting, Lexington County Council Chairman Johnny Jeffcoat presented a resolution for Telecommunicators' Week to Ms. Nikki Rodgers, Public Safety/911 Communication Coordinator, on behalf of Lexington County Telecommunicators proclaiming the week of April 13-19, 2014 as TELECOMMUNICATORS’ WEEK in Lexington County in conjunction with the nationally observed week, in honor and recognition of our Lexington County Telecommunicators and the vital contributions they make to the safety and well being of our citizens.
Council Recognized April as the April 2014 Fair Housing Month
At the April 8, 2014 Council Meeting, Lexington County Council Chairman Johnny Jeffcoat presented the Fair Housing Month Resolution to Mr. Larry Knightner, Director HUD Field Office. April 2014 marks the 46th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which was created to prevent discrimination in regard to race, color, creed, national origin, gender, and disability, and to promote fair housing opportunities for all citizens.
Dr. Karen Woodward, Lexington School District One Superintendent Recognized
At the March 25, 2014 Council Meeting, Lexington County Council presented a resolution to Dr. Karen Woodward, Lexington County School District One Superintendent, recognizing her for her commitment, leadership and tremendous influence she has had on the education and well being of the children of Lexington County.
2013 SCAC Safety Achievement Award
At the March 25, 2014 Council Meeting, 2013 SCAC Safety Achievement Award was presented to Public Works.
L to R: John Henderson, Risk Manager SCAC, Dan Jennings, Asst. Supervisor PWKS, Jeff Goegoline, Special Projects Supervisor, PWK, Doug Padgett, Supervisor PWKS, Ed Salyer, Safety Manager
Former Mayors Recognized
Lexington County Council recognized former MAYOR CHARLIE HAGGARD for his service to the
citizens of the Town of Pelion and of Lexington County.
Lexington County Council recognized former MAYOR RANDY HALFACRE for his service to the
citizens of the Town of Lexington and of Lexington County.
Lexington County Council recognized former MAYOR STAN SHEALY for his service to the
citizens of the Town of Chapin and of Lexington County.
Lexington County Council recognized former MAYOR PAT SMITH for his service to the
citizens of Springdale and Lexington County.
Lexington County Council recognized former MAYOR JAMES WISZOWATY for his service to the
citizens of the Town of Batesburg-Leesville and of Lexington County.
Lexington County Emergency Medical Services
Lexington County Council recognized all the members of the Lexington County Emergency Medical Services, both past and present, for their courage and devotion to work toward a vision that has helped to establish Lexington County as one of the premier Emergency Medical Services in the State of South Carolina and still today sets the standard 40 years after its establishment.
2014 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award
Lexington County Community Development, along with Richland County and the City of Columbia, were awarded the 2014 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award in Washington, D.C.. The award, which recognizes exemplary use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, was presented to the region's community development directors for their support of the Transitions Homeless Facility.
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