The following are highlights from Richland County Government in March:
Paige Greene, executive director of Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), was named the recipient of the Kappa Alpha Theta Program Director of the Year Award. The national honor is bestowed each year to a director whose excellent leadership and dedication impacts the success of CASA’s mission to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the family court system.
· The Richland County Neighborhood Improvement Program’s new “Cleanup the Corridor Campaign” kicked off March 7 with several community members volunteering alongside County officials to help beautify the Broad River Road Corridor by picking up litter and debris.
· Richland County Councilwomen Joyce Dickerson and Julie-Ann Dixon held the first Richland County Distinguished Women's Awards Luncheon that spotlighted several local women who have made positive differences in Richland County through their tireless and selfless efforts to be helpful, effective, responsible advocates.
· The 2015 session of Richland 101 was held throughout the month of March, continuing into the beginning of April, with a class of residents who wanted to learn more about the ins and outs of local government and how their tax dollars are put to use. Residents took behind-the-scenes tours of County facilities and enjoyed candid question-and-answer sessions with County officials and County Councilmembers.