Civitas Awards & Annual Meeting

About Civitas

The Chamber’s Civitas Awards Gala highlights the successes of the past year and outlines the next year’s initiatives. This event honors outstanding community leaders, businesses, and organizations in our community.


2018 Winners:

Outstanding Lowcountry Young Professional Award, sponsored by the University of South Carolina Beaufort: Russell Baxley of Beaufort Memorial Hospital


Outstanding Leadership Beaufort Alumni Award, sponsored by Ameris Bank: Amy Achurch of Ballenger Realty


Outstanding Employee Award, sponsored by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce: Cesar Garcia of Second Helpings


Tourism Leadership Award, sponsored by the Greater Beaufort-Port Royal Convention & Visitor Bureau: Anchorage 1770 Inn


Volunteer of the Year Award, sponsored by the United Way of the Lowcountry: Katie Phifer of Wells Fargo Advisors


Outstanding Non Profit Award, sponsored by Beaufort Memorial Hospital: Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry


Community Stewardship Award, sponsored by the Beaufort Inn: Lockheed Martin


Excellence in Free Enterprise Award, sponsored by Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation: Geismar


Historic Rehabilitation Award, sponsored by J. H. Hiers Construction: Fordham Market, with Beaufort Design Build and Graham Trask


Regional Economic Impact Award, sponsored by Merrill Lynch/Bank of America: MCCS-Marine Corps Community Services


Military Citizenship Award, sponsored by the Technical College of the Lowcountry: Sergeant David Moncada, USMC


Junior Enlisted Service Member of the Year Award, Sponsored by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce: Lance Corporal Xukai Chi


Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award, sponsored by Marine Federal Credit Union: Corporal Saamad A. Mitchell


Lifetime of Leadership Award, sponsored by the previous Lifetime of Leadership Award Recipients including Colden Battey, Martin Goodman, Duncan Fordham, Malcolm Goodridge, Jim Grimsley, Connie Hipp, Skeet Von Harten and Fred Washington: Mayor Sam Murray


Download the 2016/17 Annual Report