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Mount Pleasant National & State Awards
The town of Mt. Pleasant, it's departments and schools have been the recipient of a number of National and State awards from numerous organizations and publications. Below are just a few of the awards received in recent years.
July 12, 2010
The town of Mt. Pleasant SC was just selected as one of the best small cities in the US to live by Money Magazine. It was ranked # 100.
June 18, 2010
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The town of Mount Pleasant has just been selected as one of the 10 U.S. "All-American City" award winners.
The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League annually to ten cities in the United States.
The oldest community recognition program in the nation, the award recognizes communities whose citizens work together to identify and tackle community-wide challenges and achieve uncommon results.
Since the program's inception in 1949, more than 4,000 communities have competed and roughly 466 winners have been named All-America Cities. Each year, interested communities submit a comprehensive package based on published criteria that are evaluated in the award selection process. Deserving communities are named as finalists, and the year's ten award winners are named from that pool of applicants.
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (February 23, 2010) – The Town of Mount Pleasant was awarded today the South Carolina Housing Achievement Award from the South Carolina State Housing Finance & Development Authority for its efforts in workforce housing.
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Town of Mount Pleasant. This is the 21st consecutive year that GFOA has awarded the certificate to Mount Pleasant for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
The GFOA is a non-profit professional association serving approximately 14,000 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, DC.
Business week Magazine named the town of Mt. Pleasant as the best small city (population between 20,000 and 200,000) in the state of South Carolina for starting a business
Lucy Buckham was named the 2010 National High School Principal Of The Year by the National Association Of Secondary School Principals On September 28, 2009.
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (July 15, 2009) – The South Carolina Forestry Commission recognized Mount Pleasant’s commitment to urban forestry yesterday with the Tree City USA Award. SCFC coastal region urban forester Frances Waite congratulated town council for winning the prestigious designation again this year.
“The Town of Mount Pleasant has won the Tree City USA award for the past 20 years,” she said. “Tree City USA recognition from the National Arbor Day Foundation represents the long standing commitment of your town to sustainability and responsible stewardship."
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (April 9, 2009) - BusinessWeek recently announced MOUNT PLEASANT as the best city for starting up a business in SC. Using patent-pending technology by ZoomProspector.com, BusinessWeek determined the list using a variety of demographic, business, and geographic variables that impact the probable success of a business start-up.
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (July 21, 2006) - Mayor Harry M. Hallman, Jr. can now add “Best place to live in South Carolina” to a repertoire of descriptions he fondly uses about Mount Pleasant. “We are extremely pleased to see Money magazine highlight our town in their comprehensive annual Top 100 Best Places to live,” he said. “We are not surprised, but we are very pleased. The strength of Mount Pleasant is in its people. They are bright, dynamic, caring, generous and actively involved in the community. They have high expectations of their local government and we work hard to meet and exceed their expectations.”
Mount Pleasant ranked 70 in the Top 100 Best Places to live in the United States. It was the only municipality selected in South Carolina and Georgia.
The Mount Pleasant Police Department, a 2006 CALEA Flagship Award recipient, employs 132 sworn officers and 43 civilian personnel, serving the entire municipal population. The Police Department, which is a nationally accredited agency, sanctioned by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, has adopted the Problem Oriented Policing philosophy of service delivery, which requires officers to work together with citizens to identify community problems, determine the underlying cause, and develop solutions which address these causes in order to resolve the problem.
The Mount Pleasant Fire Department has provided fire suppression and emergency services since 1837, initially as a volunteer agency, and eventually today's full-time fire department. Today, the fire department has 118 paid personnel augmented by 15 volunteers. It is internationally accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was originally accredited in 2001 becoming the first accredited fire department in the state of South Carolina.
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