The following are highlights from Richland County Government in September:
· Richland County unveiled a new logo for the Broad River Road corridor – one of the area’s oldest communities – as part of a rebranding campaign to help revive the area and attract family friendly businesses.
· Richland County’s Public Information Office made available for public viewing more than eight hours of video that detail the services and responsibilities of various County departments. The episodes, which range from five to 30 minutes long, were filmed during the annual Richland 101 course that teaches residents the ins and outs of County government.
· The Richland County Conservation Commission co-sponsored a national conference centered on saving historically important slave dwellings.
· After two cases of Zika virus were identified in Richland County, the Vector Control Department announced its continued efforts to monitor and combat potential spreading of the disease.
· Richland County participated in Park(ing) Day by transforming parking spaces at the Administration Building into a library, art gallery and neighborhood as a way to engage residents in civic interaction. Park(ing) Day is an international campaign to elevate and celebrate public spaces.
· Elected officials and County leaders participated in an educational forum that gave residents that opportunity to learn more about the transportation penny program.
· County officials praised community members who worked together and with the Public Works Department to speedily and successfully restore a dam that was destroyed in the October 2015 flood.
· The grand opening of the new pedestrian bridge at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden was celebrated by County officials, residents and zoo staff at a special event. The pedestrian bridge was funded by Richland County’s transportation penny program.
· A Special Edition of Richland 101 – Richland County’s free annual course that teaches the ins and outs of County government – was held at the recently renovated Richland Library North Main location.