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Wilkins Legislative and Civic Awards Dinner

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January 14, 2020

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center


The Fifteenth Annual Wilkins Awards Dinner Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center January 14, 2020 6 pm: Reception 7 pm: Dinner Held on the first night of the legislative session each year and attended by political, community, and business leaders, the Wilkins Awards Dinner promotes citizenship, public service, and bipartisan governing. The Wilkins Awards are named for former Speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives and Ambassador to Canada, David H. Wilkins, and honor the leadership, courage, vision, and integrity of one South Carolina legislator and one South Carolina civic leader. Rep. Gary Simrill (R-York) will receive the 2019 Wilkins Award for Legislative Leadership, and Nella Barkley, president of Crystal-Barkley and community leader, will receive the 2019 Wilkins Award for Civic Leadership. To register, visit