Beaufort County invites applicants for boards, commissions vacancies

Beaufort County Legislative Delegation encourages qualified citizens who are willing to serve on a board or commission to submit an application. All applicants must be a registered voter in Beaufort County to be considered for an appointment.

The following boards and commissions have legislative delegation-appointed vacancies:

Foster Care Review Board

Beaufort County Veterans Affairs Officer

Beaufort Jasper Water & Sewer Authority

Coastal Empire Community Mental Health Center

Beaufort Jasper Higher Education Commission

Broad Creek Public Service District

South Island Public Service District

Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Advisory Committee

All applications must be received by the close of business, Friday, March 18.

The application can be found at https://bit.ly/3HNA9nX.

For further information or to obtain an application, contact the Beaufort County Delegation Office at 843-255-2260 or email cmaxey@bcgov.net

RBC Heritage seeking teen volunteers

The Heritage Classic Foundation is excited to welcome back Standard Bearer volunteers to the 2022 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, being held April 11-17 over the famed Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island.

Teens between the ages of 12-18, familiar with the game of golf, and ready for the responsibility to walk 18 holes inside the ropes are wanted. Please apply at https://trusteventsolutions.com/event/13/home to secure a spot. Registration closes March 10.

Parental permission will be required in order to participate, and more details are to follow. For any specific questions, contact Skylar Jewell at Sjewell012@gmail.com.

For more information on the 54th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing tournament, visit rbcheritage.com or call 843-671-2448.

BJWSA wins NACWA 2022 National Environmental Achievement Award

Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) was among the winners of the 2022 National Environmental Achievement Awards (NEAA) honored last week at the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) Winter Conference, held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Chief of Customer Care Linda Tillery accepted the award.

The NEAA Program recognizes individuals and NACWA-member public clean water utilities that have made outstanding contributions to environmental protection, their communities, ratepayers and the water sector. NACWA is the only organization to offer national awards of this type to the municipal clean water sector. BJWSA was recognized in the category of Workforce Development for its inaugural internship program.

Collaborating with the Career and Technical Education (CTE) offices for both Beaufort and Jasper County school districts, BJWSA was able to identify four candidates for 15-week paid internships. Hiring recent high school graduates met both the needs of the emerging workforce as well as BJWSA, with three of the four being hired. Four more interns are currently in the second-year program, which began in January.

Tillery, who oversees the departments in which the interns now work, sums up the benefits for both BJWSA and students, “I think that the internship program is wonderful and provides a win-win for all parties. Those students who are not heading off to college have an opportunity to begin a career with a great company that provides stable benefits and pay. BJWSA gets employees that are junior, motivated with fresh perspectives and a potential ‘pipeline’ for the future.”

Officer Petrone named City Employee of the Year

Beaufort City Police Officer Jennifer Petrone has been named City of Beaufort Employee of the Year 2021.

In 2021, Officer Petrone was selected for the Police Department’s Community Response Team.

According to the City’s release, “As a member of the team, she has done a remarkable job bringing the community and the Police Department closer together. She also helped develop relationships with local businesses and community leaders.

“Her countless hours of detailed work and coordination allowed the Police Department to host several community events in 2021. This included the implementation of the Greg’s Groceries program, hosting Movie in the Park, hosting Shop with a Cop, and hosting several outdoor Chill with a Cop events for kids and their families. She also increased the department’s involvement in our schools.”

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