Lexington, S.C., Mayor Pro-Tem Hazel Livingston Honored with Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Constituency Group Leadership Award
Nashville, Tenn. - Mayor Pro-Tem Hazel Livingston of Lexington, S.C., was the recipient of a Leadership Award presented by the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) constituency group during their annual leadership luncheon at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn.
The WIMG Leadership Award recognizes female municipal officials for individual achievement in initiating creative and successful programs in municipal government that help citizens, particularly if the leadership serves as a specific mentoring model for future female leaders. The award also promotes the increased representation of women in local government and is designed to encourage more women to run for elected municipal office.
Mayor Pro-Tem Livingston was celebrated for her efforts to strengthen the quality of life and economic development in the community of Lexington through historic preservation and beautification efforts.
Among other achievements, she championed an effort to preserve the Palmetto Collegiate Institute. Through her advocacy, the Town of Lexington purchased the historic one-room schoolhouse, which was scheduled for demolition in 2001. After restoration was completed, the property re-opened in 2008 and is now used as a wedding facility.
Livingston also established the Lexington Beautification Foundation with a group of young professionals. The foundation exists to create a sense of pride throughout the community by encouraging grassroots involvement and promoting public interest in the improvement and beautification of the historic community of Lexington.
Livingston has served as Mayor Pro-Tem of Lexington since 2004.
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