(Greenville, SC) Greenville County has won the 2017 Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Regional Cooperation Award for an innovative partnership in creating imap, a dynamic community tool that maps essential human services within the County.
“The award was for our collective ability to creatively problem-solve and is being lauded as an example for other governments to follow,” says Butch Kirven, Chairman of Greenville County Council.
Mr. Kirven gave the imap presentation during the competition at the 2017 South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) Annual Conference, held July 31- August 2. According to the SCAC, the award goes to the county that “represents the best qualities of local government.” The County was lauded for “attention to detail, service to citizens, efficient use of tax dollars, and improvement to quality of life.”
“We all are very proud that Greenville County has been recognized by our peers as being a leader in our state,” says Kirven.
Greenville County partnered with Greenville Health System, Furman University, United Way of Greenville, and United Way Connects-SC211 to create, execute, maintain and sustain imap, an interactive platform that empowers residents, businesses, and organizations to access essential life services such as food, housing, education, and health care.
Kirven says imap’s vetted and reliable information can improve the lives of County residents, and that the program has potential for unlimited growth.