SC's Municipal Association Celebrates 85 Years
In 1930, Ibra Charles Blackwood was elected governor of South Carolina, the state’s population was about 1.7 million, the first TV commercial aired in Boston and the great depression was bearing down on our country. 1930 was also the year when a group of South Carolina mayors met formally for the first time at the Jefferson Hotel in Columbia and voted to establish the Municipal Association of South Carolina. They were following a national trend of establishing statewide associations to help municipal officials become better leaders in a changing world. In recognition of this 85th anniversary, the Municipal Association of SC has published a coffee table-style book that overlays the association’s history with state politics, demographic trends, national issues, and business relationships.
Mike Switzer interviews Reba Campbell, deputy executive director at the Municipal Association of South Carolina in Columbia.