President’s Message 5/18/18

Message from the President of SCPRA

Good afternoon everyone.  In a couple of weeks it will be the month of June and we will be halfway into the year.  That means we will be 5 months away from our annual conference.  The Board of Directors and the Program Coordinators for each Region have been hard at work planning this year’s conference.  We have had a couple of members to step up and agree to speak about projects they have been working on and/or implementing in their offices.  One is Ms. Lindsey Rambow from the Town of Hilton Head and the other is Ms. Meg Moughan from the City of Charleston.  I am looking forward to hearing about these two case studies.  Our keynote speaker this year will be Senator Mike Fanning!  I would like to thank Yvonne Feaster with getting the Senator as our Keynote.  We have a number of other excellent speakers this year:  Morgan Jones-King and Bryan Collars on SCDAH’s digital storage project, George Weeks and Emily Smith on DNA Forensics and Elliott Daniels on “Human Trafficking”.  Ms. Heather South will be our closing speaker.

The Association has spoken and the Board has heard your request.  This year we are bringing back a Conference Banquet along with a DJ for your dining and dancing entertainment.  The Banquet will be held on Tuesday night.  Part of the banquet will include the Awards presentations for Outstanding Region of the Year as well as Member of the Year and any other awards that may be given out and door prizes.    I am excited about the changes we have made for this year’s conference and hope that you are too!  I look forward to seeing you in October.

Andrew Bigony – President, SCPRA