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HRC Member Named Co-Chair of State Human Affairs Commission

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (September 5, 2017): The Anderson County Administrator’s Office is pleased to announce today that the Anderson County Human Relations Council (HRC) has won a statewide award for its exceptional efforts to promote positive interaction and cooperation among all racial, ethnic, and age groups in the Anderson community. Ms. Janie Turmon, Chairperson of the Anderson County HRC, received the recognition on behalf of the group at the recent 2017 South Carolina Community Relations and Development Annual Conference held in North Charleston, which the Institute for Community Development at the College of Charleston hosted. The State of South Carolina Human Affairs Commission was also on hand to introduce Ms. Turmon as its new state co-chair.

The Anderson County Council will honor the HRC with a resolution of congratulations this evening at its special presentation meeting.

“We are grateful for our Human Relations Council members and the important work they do in our community, and it is gratifying to see their efforts recognized at the state level. It is our desire for our HRC to be a model program for the state, and, in fact, we are already receiving requests for help in setting up similar programs in other locations.”
– Rusty Burns, Anderson County Administrator

“I’d like to thank the entire committee of the South Carolina Community Relations and Deployment Conference Committee for choosing Anderson County Human Relations Council for such an outstanding recognition among other non-profit, government, and educational organizations. It is such an honor to have been chosen to represent Anderson County. I am humbled as Chair of the Human Relations Council to accept this award on behalf of the entire board.”
– Janie Turmon, Anderson County HRC Chairperson

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About the Anderson County Human Relations Council: The Anderson County Human Relations Council (HRC) is the local government agency established by the state and county to improve human relations by building bridges and lowering barriers among all races, ethnic, and age groups represented throughout Anderson County. The HRC is an organization of volunteers appointed by the seven members of Anderson County Council and the nine municipal mayors in our county. Learn more atwww.andersoncountysc.org/humanrelations.