Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Johnson Dickerson was initially sworn into office in January of 2005 and re-elected in November of 2013, Ms. Dickerson is extremely committed to the constituents of District #2. Her three main goals are, better manage growth in her community, to improve relations between citizens and county government, and to create economic development opportunities. Ms. Dickerson is vastly becoming a political dynamo on the national scene as well and occupies several high powered positions within the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and is becoming the go to person on women’s issues for and is currently the Chair of the National Foundation for Women Legislators. Richland County is certainly proud of the strides that Ms. Dickerson in making during her time as a policy maker.
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson Chairs the FCC Intergovernmental Advisory Committee April 22-23, 2013 Meeting
View FCC IAC Agenda
View FCC IAC Recommendations
The Cedar Creek Area Landowners Association Honors the
Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Volunteer Firefighters
Monday, March 25th at 7pm
Upper Richland Community Center
28 D Campground Road
For more information, contact the Richland Office of Public Information at 575-2065
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson Named Chair of the National Foundation for Women Legislators
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Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson delivers Why Counties Matter message to Capitol Hill
2013 NACo Legislative Conference Press Release
Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC)
Comments and Recommendations
Councilwoman Dickerson Sworn In
Ms. Dickerson’s husband and daughter join her as she is sworn in to represent the citizens of Richland County Council District 2 on January 8, 2013. The Councilwoman was sworn into office by local attorney and community servant George Johnson of noted law firm Johnson, Toal, & Battiste.
Councilwoman Dickerson Selected To Lead Elected Women Nationwide
View the National Foundation For Women Legislators Press Release
Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson Participates in Green Apple Initiative at Langford Elementary in Blythewood
Green Apple is an initiative of the Center for Green schools at USGBC to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breath, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future. We know how to create high performing schools that save hundreds of thousands of dollars and provide safer learning environments for our children. But we can’t do it alone.
That's where you come in.
Green Apple gives individuals, companies and organizations the opportunity to transform all our schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient and productive learning places. The Green Apple initiative is powered by volunteers; promoted by media partners and funded by corporate partners who contribute a portion of proceeds or make a substantial sponsorship donation and receive the right to use the Green Apple mark to show their association with and support of the Green Apple initiative.
Together, we can bring this movement into classrooms across the country and around the world, impacting the lives and futures of millions of children.
Langford Elementary is a LEED Certified School in Blythewood. The South Carolina Chapter of The Midlands.
The 3 Rivers Music Festival Is Excited To Announce The First Broad River – St. Andrews Communities Music Festival
View The First Broad River – St. Andrews Communities Music Festival Press Release
New park and pool opens for St. Andrews area
View the St. Andrews Park Press Release
Councilwoman Dickerson assists in cutting the ribbon at the Grand Opening of St. Andrews Park
Just A Sister Away Campaign
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson was among those featured during the April 12th Just A Sister Away Campaign in Columbia. Our illustrious councilwoman was just one of several notable speakers, which included nationally recognized actor, director, and dancer Jasmine Guy.
View the JASA Flyer
"Have a Voice with Joyce" District Two Meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2012
2012 SEATOA Conference Speaking Invitation
FCC announces members of its Intergovernmental Advisory Committee
Teen Dating and Violence Education Initiative
Mrs. Dickerson has been promoting through her work as a councilwoman and her leadership with National Women’s organizations many of the programs like the Violence Against Women’s Act and specifically violence against teens discussed in “The View” clip link below. Mrs. Dickerson’s work with NFWL are on target with these initiatives on women’s issues.
The View: Vice President Biden, Anne Burke & Johanna Orzoco Discuss Dating Violence
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson Celebrates Women at the White House
In March 2011, Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson attended a reception commemorating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and celebrating Women’s History Month at the White House in Washington, D.C. The event highlighted the importance of investing in young women and girls in the U.S. and around the world.
First Lady Michelle Obama told her mostly female audience that their presence was a "perfect illustration" of the progress made since International Women's Day was first celebrated 100 years ago. Mrs. Obama said "Time and again, we have seen that countries across the globe are more prosperous, they're more peaceful when women are more equal and have the rights and opportunities they deserve.”
Councilwoman Dickerson meets First Lady Michelle Obama along with the Women of NACo (WON)
Pictured(Left to right) are Linn County Board of Supervisor Lu Barron, president of NACo, Robin Read, CEO of the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) and Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson, Richland County Council and president-elect for the Women OF NACo (WON)
RCPL St. Andrews Regional Branch names room after Patron: Brandon LaVar Byrd
Four years ago, Columbia resident Cynthia Byrd’s life changed forever when her 20-year-old son, Brandon LaVar Byrd,
was killed in a car accident. But she and her family have found comfort in raising money for the Richland County Public
Library, an organization that her son and her other children, London and Kimberly, have valued.
Byrd has reached her goal of raising $17,500 for RCPL, resulting in the meeting room at the St. Andrews Regional Branch and a
tree in the Main Library’s Children’s Room being dedicated to Brandon. The meeting room was dedicated on Saturday, March 12 at
the St. Andrews Regional Branch in celebration of Brandon’s March 6 birthday. During the dedication, a resolution was also
presented to Ms. Byrd from Richland County Council.
Richland County Recreation Commission Breaks Ground on New Facility
On March 11th, Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson joined with the Richland County Recreation Commission to officially break
ground on its new facility being built at St. Andrews Park, 920 Beatty Road. Originally dedicated in March 1970, St.
Andrews park has Tennis courts, soccer, softball and baseball fields that are spread over almost 20 acres. The new
facility will add a gym and outdoor restrooms for the athletic fields and the most exciting new addition to the park
will be a pool. The construction team’s goal is to have the new recreation center finished by 2012. Ms. Dickerson
considers the new park an integral part of the revitalization and restoration of the St. Andrews Community.
Richland County Recreation Commission Interim Director, James Brown, complimented Councilwoman Dickerson for her part
in the groundbreaking, saying, “There are never enough words to express how much your zeal and dedication has meant to
our community over the years. Many people "talk the talk" but fail to "walk the walk", in your case Joyce, you "run"!
Chinese Seminar November 2010
First public electric fueling stations in the Palmetto State!
Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson joined representative of Blythewood to help unveil the first public
electric fueling stations in the Palmetto State!
The charging station at BP in Blythewood, along with two more at local hotels, will be officially installed by
Fairfield Electric Cooperative in February 2011 for motorists’ use and will be part of the electrical recharging
network along major travel corridors in South Carolina. The unveiling took place in early December.
New Covenant Assembly Invites Richland Community to Get Serious About Its Health
Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson participates in the 13th Annual Transportation & Infrastructure Summit and
3rd Annual Global High-Speed Rail Forum this summer in Irving, Texas. The Summit and Forum attracted more than 120
speakers, with keynote speakers including: U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX); U.S. Congressman John Mica (FL);
Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez; Jeff Fegan, CEO of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; and Mortimer
Downey, Senior Advisor, Parsons Brinkerhoff and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation. This major, four-day
event attracted well over 1,000 participants from more than 20 states and 10 countries.
Councilwoman Dickerson currently serves as the Chair of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority and is a
leading advocate for transportation issues in the Midlands.
Podcast of Councilwoman and New Author Joyce Dickerson on Midlandbiz.com
RCPL Hosts Book Signing with County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson
Columbia, SC—Join the Richland County Public Library for a book discussion and signing with Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson, author of A Tribute to 101 Incredible Women of Distinction Who Influenced My Life From My House to the White House, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 12 at the Main Library , 1431 Assembly St. This program is free and open to adults.
Dickerson has served on Richland County Council, representing District Two, since 2005. Her main goals are to better manage growth in her community, to improve relations between citizens and county government, and to create economic development opportunities.
“It is now my pleasure to introduce you to these women of honor, whose stories have contributed so much to me,” said Mrs. Dickerson. “Because of them, I was able to look beyond my economic, social and financial circumstances into a new realm of endless possibilities.”
or more information on this event, call 929-3457 or visit www.myRCPL.com .
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson Publishes First Book
Dearest Friends and Colleagues;
I am very pleased to announce that on June 29th, 2010 at 8:00 p.m., I became a published author! I am so very excited.
Please be advised, for more information about the author and the book several book signings and socials events are
being planned at various locations. At which time, you will be invited to attend.
Xlibris Book Information
The book is entitled:
A Tribute to 101 Incredible Women of Distinction Who Influenced My Life From My House to the White House
By: M. Joyce Dickerson
Councilwoman Dickerson explores transportation infrastructure and the economic impact it can bring to our state, the capital city, the county and surrounding regions.
View the 2009 Trip To China (File size - 6.3 mb)
Resolution Recognizing Female Veteran's Dedicated Service in the Military
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Richland County Preservation Deal Protects Valuable Blythewood Watershed
Richland County and the town of Blythewood joined to celebrate landowner and “green” leader, Mr. James K. Mullis and the Mullis Family during an easement dedication ceremony on Thursday, June 17th at 1432 Lawhorn Road, Blythewood. Mr. Mullis’ dedication of 75 acres of private land in northeast Richland County helps to preserve the nearby 25 mile Creek Watershed for generations to come.
The watershed, surrounding the Mullis property, drains directly into the Wateree River and this conservation easement will provide long term protection to a valuable stream corridor and enhance water quality for all residents
In honor of the event, District 2 County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson presented Mr. Mullis and the Mullis family with a plaque in gratitude for their generous land donation that will help to further the county’s commitment to conserving natural buffers and green space in Richland County.
Since 2005, the Richland County Conservation Commission has formed easement agreements with 22 private land owners and preserved more than 1000 acres of land. For more information on conservation easements, contact Jim Wilson, Environmental Program Manager at 576-2084
Women of NACo (WON)
Ms. Valarie Brown, President of NACo (National Association of Counties) hosted a reception for the Women of NACo (WON) to introduce
the slate officers of which I serve as secretary; along with a time to network with each other. The idea is to discuss possible
direction and recruitment ideas for the organization in our perspective states. Seated in the photo is as follows:
1. Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson, Richland County Council, SC Secretary of WON & NACo’s Telecommunication and Technology Steering Committee
2. Supervisor Ms. Valarie Brown, (2009-2010) President of National Association of Counties (NACo)
3. Commissioner Julia Gouge, Past President WON & President, Carroll Board of Commissioners
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson committed to working toward Jobs and Economic Recovery
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson participated in the 3rd Annual Transportation & Infrastructure
Convention held in Washington D.C. on March 10 - 12, 2010
View the Thank You Letter
New Officers Named to The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority
"Bounty of Blythewood" Festival
Chef William Turner and Blythewood High School’s winning Culinary Arts Team participated in the “Bounty of Blythewood” Festival on Saturday, November 21, 2009. “Iron Chef” Judges included Richland County Council Woman Joyce Dickerson from District 2, which represents the Town of Blythewood.
National Multi-Modal Transportation Steering
Committee meeting is being hosted in historic Columbia, SC on November 2-3, 2009.
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson was elected Region 3 Director (Southeast) of the National Federation of Women
Legislators this past fall. She has previously served as State Director.
Visit website at
Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson urges Women of the Midlands to Participate in June 24th Women and Girl’s Empowerment Seminar
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson Seeks Funding for Transportation Projects
In May, Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson visited Congressman Joe Wilson to ask for his support of transportation projects in Richland County to better serve all citizens.
Councilwoman Dickerson is working with Congressman Wilson to submit a request to include Richland County transportation projects in the Federal Reauthorization Congressional Transportation Bill that could help partially fund the estimated 79 million dollar Hardscrabble Road Widening project.
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson attends National Foundation of Women Legislators Conference
Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson attended the National Foundation of Women Legislators
Conference from November 20-24, 2008 in Sarasota, Florida
The NFWL Celebrated its 70th Anniversary during the conference and featured guest speakers such
as Mignon Clyburn and Michelle Stafford, from “The Young and the Restless,” who spoke about her
advocacy on advertised prescription drugs policy.
During the Conference, Ms. Dickerson was elected to serve as the South East Regional Chair
while State Representative Joan Brady was elected State Director, a post formally held by Ms. Dickerson.
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson in the FLW Outdoors Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray
On Saturday, August 16, 2008, Ms. Dickerson had the opportunity to participate in WAL*MART FWL Tour hosted by
the Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board head by Miriam Atria. FLW Outdoors Forrest Wood Cup
on Lake Murray and in Columbia, SC - August 14-17, 2008.
According to Ms. Dickerson, “it was an exciting event to help build and sustain community, city and county
relations. As you can see what I started out looking like and after the end of a three (3) hour fishing
extravaganza I was a mess (smile). I had the pleasure to fish with Angler Jerry Green of Cullman Alabama
and Daniel Rickeman of the City of Columbia. We were later joined by Sam Davis who missed the first boat.
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson pledges to Restore the Partnership for counties.
Joins 3,000 county official at NACo Annual Conference in Kansas City Mo.
KANSAS CITY, MO, Joyce Dickerson of Richland County Council participated in the National Association of Counties’ (NACo)
73rd Annual Conference and Exposition in Jackson County, Mo. and pledge to work to help “Restore the Partnership” between
The White House, Congress and counties.
The conference was held July 11-15 in the Kansas City Convention Center. More than 3,000 elected and appointed county
officials representing nearly every state and the District of Columbia adopted resolutions on national issues facing
counties – such as emergency preparedness, infrastructure funding and access to healthcare – and (I) participated
in educational seminars and workshops to strengthen their (my) public service skills.
DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN NACo- I am a member of the Women of NACo (WON) and have been sense March 2006 when we pledge
allegiance with The National Foundation of Legislative Women (NFLW) to include women on the local level of
government. In addition, I am also a member of the National Association of Black Elected official affiliated.
I was elected Regional Director at-large for the Southeast Region. I have asked the newly elected President
Don Stapley about serving on the newly formed national task force and the transportation steering committee.
LIST OF CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES MEETING, WORKSHIPS, SEMIMARS ATTENDED:
1. NABCO Board of Directors meeting
2. NACo Community and Economic Development
3. NABCO Business Roundtable
4. Opening General Session
5. Closing General Session
6. South Carolina Association of Counties Reception (Networking information)
7. NABCO Annual Meeting
1. How to Implement County Green Policies
2. Using the Aging population as an opportunity to Serve all Residents.
3. Sustainability in Health and /wellness for Counties in time of Crisis
4. Preventing Sexual Exploration of Children
5. County Climate Protection Tools
6. County Partnership with Cooperative Extension (Creating Funding Models in Time of Shrinking Public Dollars.
7. Avoiding Annexation Holding on to what you have
8. Lesson fro the t4renches: Implementing the GASB 45
9. Housing and the Economy Issues and options for Counties
10. Economic Development Infrastructure – Developers and Counties working together
11. Women of NACo (WON) Leadership Network
12. NABCO General Session
Groundbreaking to Mark Growth for Columbia Toyota Dealer
Columbia, SC— Fueled by increased sales in 2008 and expectations of substantial growth throughout 2009, Dick Dyer Toyota of Columbia will officially break ground on its new 64,000 sq. foot dealership on Aug. 12. The ceremony will take place at their new site on Killian Commons Parkway.
The automotive dealer has retained the services of Choate Construction Company of Charleston and McCreary/Snow Architects of Columbia to construct the facility, which is scheduled for completion summer 2009. The new dealership is expected to bring over 100 additional new jobs to the Columbia area.
The latest Toyota and Scion line-ups will be showcased to customers both on the lot and within the four car showroom at the new facility. Customers can expect to rest comfortably while purchasing vehicles in the customer lounge area with adjacent refreshment bar while children are entertained in the kid’s play area. In order to continue providing superior service and maintenance, the new facility will also be equipped with a 42 car service center and an express service area incorporating the latest cutting edge equipment and tools. Other features of the facility include 14 offices for managers and sales personnel, reception areas, multiple wash bays and a detached car wash. A second floor mezzanine will house the General Manager's office and will overlook the show room floor.
Dick Dyer Toyota, which offers new and pre-owned vehicles, has been serving the Columbia area since 1969 at its current location on Two Notch Road. The automotive dealer provides the latest in the Toyota product line-up, which is known for its reliability, friendly environment, performance and safety. Dick Dyer Toyota’s decades of experience, exceptional customer service and their commitment to community service, continue to ensure each customer an enjoyable sales and service experience.
Choate Construction Company, the general contractor for this project, was founded in 1989, based on the philosophy of excellence over volume. Over the past 19 years Choate has built and renovated more than 200 auto dealerships across the Southeast. The firm also concentrates in the construction of industrial, retail, corporate, biomedical, and institutional projects. The project is designed by McCreary/Snow Architects, PA, which was established in 1992. Firm Principals Deborah A. Snow and Joel McCreary bring over 20 years of design, project management and project administration experience to this project with over $100,000,000 in construction delivered for multiple project types.
Councilwoman Celebrates “National Night Out” with Residents of Bonnie Forest
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson joined members of the Bonnie Forest Community as they took a stand for their neighborhood during the “25th annual National Night Out” celebration on August 5, 2008.
National Night Out is a unique crime and drug prevention event that involves citizens, law enforcement, civic groups and neighborhood organizations from more than 10,000 communities nationwide.
Councilwoman Enjoys “A Night Under the Stars”
Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson was the guest of honor at Columbia High School’s recent “Night Under the Stars” Fashion Show on May 14, 2007. The fashion show featured costumes in several categories like “Rock Star”, “Hip Hop Urban”, “Business Attire”, and “Formal Wear”.
AAUW Greater Columbia honors Richland County Councilwoman at annual awards luncheon
Columbia, SC: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Greater Columbia will recognize the contributions of Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson during its annual Awards Luncheon on Saturday, May 17, 12:00 NOON
- 2:00 P.M., at the New Orleans River Front Restaurant, 121 Alexander Road, West Columbia.
In her first term on Richland County Council, Dickerson has distinguished herself with tireless service to the community. Elected South Carolina State Director of the National Foundation for Women Legislators in 2007, Dickerson has been an inspiration to women of all ages to become involved in the political process. In recognition of her efforts, the branch will present her with its Named Gift Honor in support of the AAUW Educational Foundation. Mrs. Dickerson will also address the group about her political career and the mentoring she provides to women who want to enter the political arena.
In addition, the branch will present its first branch scholarship to a woman furthering her education by reentering an accredited college or university.
The AAUW Greater Columbia Branch Scholarship provides funds specifically for women over 30 for whom financial resources are limited.
The public is invited to attend. For more information call 454-0088 or visit our website at
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson participates in Columbia High School’s 1st Annual Spirit Cluster Fest on Saturday,
April 12th 2008.
Ms. Dickerson said that the coaches, the community, the faculty, and staff did a fabulous job highlighting the school and all that it has to offer. Ms. Dickerson
particularly enjoyed the Sigma Alpha Mu step team of St. Andrews Middle School who placed first during an earlier competition at Lower Richland High School.
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson to Host Budget Forum Meeting for District 2 Residents
Monday, March 17
Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson invites residents to attend the District 2 Budget Forum Meeting on Monday, March 17 from 6-8pm at Longleaf Middle
The meeting will allow residents to learn the budget process and receive a breakdown in how tax dollars are spend (i.e. public safety, school system, etc.)
Richland County is currently in the process of preparing for the 08/09 fiscal budget.
For more information contact the Office of Public Information at 576-2065.
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson Joins the Fight Against Heart Disease
Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson is donning a red dress for a good cause. Dickerson was recently named an ambassador for the American Heart Association’s Red Dress Campaign against heart disease; raising $1,000 dollars for the effort.
In February, Dickerson also hosted a Red Dress Campaign event with guest speaker Kristin Armstrong; former wife of world famous cyclist Lance Armstrong, the program was entitled “Take Time for Your Heart”.
Heart disease is a serious health concern here in S.C., in fact recent reports show cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is South Carolina’s leading killer of women among all racial and ethnic groups.
Councilwoman Dickerson hopes that the money she raised for the Red Dress Campaign will be used to highlight the health of women and making sure that we all recognized the importance of having a healthy heart
Ms. Dickerson’s check is being presented to Providence Hospital Sisters of Charity in recognition for February being designated healthy hearts month.
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson Attends National Association of Counties Conference
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson is seen here at the annual National Association of Counties (NACo) convention in 2008.
During the convention, Dickerson, participated in several workshops and roundtable discussions dealing with several environmental issues including greenhouse gases, air and water quality. Another highlight at the conference was drug awareness, finance and intergovernmental affairs, and the Cool Counties initiative.
Ms. Dickerson is an active member of the Women of NACo, and an active member of NABCo.
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson Speaks to Youth in Cedar Creek Community
In March 2008, Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson was invited to speak to the youth at Cedar Creek AME Church in the Cedar Creek Community.
Dickerson says “it was the most exciting and valuable time spent with the youth of the church!”
Ms. Dickerson is pictured here with the youth that attended the event.
Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson Celebrates Black History Month
Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson Celebrates Black History Month during a meeting at Pine Grove Community Center in February.
S.C. House Representative Bakari Sellers was in attendance.
It was such a pleasure seeing you once again, you are such a joy!
District 2 Newsletter
Blythewood Bengal’s Football Team Honored by County Council
Richland County Council honored the Blythewood High School Bengal Football team for their outstanding achievement of going 10-0 in the 2007 season.
Twenty-four seniors were on the undefeated team and received special trophies to remember the historic season.
The team was not permitted to play in post-season play due to illegal practices held during training.
The Bengal’s won the Class AAA State Championship in 2006.
Councilwoman Dickerson Elected NFWL State Director for South Carolina
WASHINGTON, D.C.– South Carolina State Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson was elected South Carolina State Director of the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) at the 2007 NFWL Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
By accepting the State Director position, Councilwoman Dickerson takes on liaison and communications responsibilities between women elected officials in South Carolina and their counterparts across the nation.
“I am honored that the members of NFWL have asked me to serve as their representative in South Carolina for this next year and thrilled to have the opportunity to build relationships,” said Dickerson. She added, “I have already used many important connections that I made at the 2007 Annual Conference and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the legislature on the important public policy issues that were discussed in Kentucky.”
“Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson is an articulate and impassioned leader,” remarked NFWL President & CEO, Robin Read. “We are looking forward to her leadership in the Foundation and I am confident that she is going to contribute to making the next year one of the most exciting and productive years that NFWL has seen yet,” continued Read.
About the National Foundation for Women Legislators, Inc. (NFWL)
The mission of NFWL is to provide strategic resources to women leaders for leadership development and effective governance through conferences, seminars, issue education materials, professional and personal relationships, and networking at both the state and federal levels.
Through annual educational and networking events, the National Foundation for Women Legislators supports women legislators from all levels of governance. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on public policy issues, but rather serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience.
For more information, contact the Richland County Office of Public Information at (803) 576-2065.
Councilwoman and Sheriff’s Department Partner to Promote Community Safety
On Monday, October 8, 2007, Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson and Sheriff Leon Lott will host a press conference at 12 p.m. on the corner of Coco and Cunningham Road in the Pine Valley/Kingswood subdivision; to announce the establishment of twelve new neighborhood crime watch communities.
The participating communities are: Pine Valley/Kingswood, Emerald Valley, Homewood Terrace, Bonnie Forest, Willow Lakes, Timbervale, Ashley Ridge, Holly Ridge, Chartwell, The Highlands, Cedar Creek Community and Round Top Sandhill Community.
To applaud the commitment from these communities, Ms. Dickerson has purchased 40 crime watch signs to be displayed throughout each community.
The Sheriff’s Department’s Community Action Team has held community meetings to teach citizens about the importance of the program.
The neighborhood crime watch program is designed to educate the citizens on how to protect and advocate for themselves and to report suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Department.
Ms. Dickerson represents District Two, which includes Blythewood, Cedar Creek and St. Andrews.
For more information contact the Office of Public Information at 576-2062 or to become a Crime Watch Community contact the Sheriff’s Department at 576-3000.
Richland County Councilwoman Dickerson Hosts Community Meeting
Thursday Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson brings the community together to discuss concerns in the St. Andrews and
Broad River Roads area.
Richland County staff shall be on hand to answer citizen questions. In addition information about the new Richland County
Prescription Discount Card shall be available.
The meeting will be held Thursday, July 27th, at 6:00 PM, in the auditorium of Columbia High School, 1701 Westchester Drive.
For more information, please contact the Richland County Office of Public Information at (803) 576-2065 or 576-2067.
||Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson and Margaret DuBard of the Richland County Conservation Commission, hosted a community meeting at the Blythewood Recreation Center on Thursday, April 20th to inform citizens of the services we offer to enhance their lands with conservation easements and historical preservation.
To learn more about conservation easements and historic preservation in Richland County, call (803) 576-2084.
Ms. Dickerson is an ardent supporter of education. “I want to make certain that our teachers have the tools and technology
they need to teach our children well”, she says. Ms. Dickerson has been extremely active in the community for more than twenty
five years and she sees being elected to Richland County Council as a tremendous opportunity. She welcomes the chance to serve
the entire population of Richland County.
Ms. Dickerson graduated Cum Laude from Benedict College, having earned a B.A. Degree in Business Administration and Management,
with a concentration in accounting. She also earned and Associate in Arts Degree in English and Math from Midlands Technical College.
Ms. Dickerson brings a wealth of professional experience to Council. She has been a small business owner, legal secretary, and tax preparer.
She currently works as a Quality Assurance Auditor, a position in which she is responsible for managing and monitoring the performances
of more than sixty employees.
To contact Ms. Dickerson, you may write her at P.O. Box 210353 Columbia, SC 29221. She may also be reached through the office of
the Clerk of Council, 2020 Hampton Street, P.O. Box 192, Columbia, SC 29202. Direct inquires to Michelle Cannon-Finch at (803) 576-2060.