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GOVERNOR’S AWARDS


Order of the Palmetto

The Order of the Palmetto is the state’s highest civilian honor awarded for extraordinary lifetime achievement and service to the state and nation.  It is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement and previous recipients are not eligible.

Order of the Silver Crescent

The Order of the Silver Crescent is awarded to residents of South Carolina for exemplary performance, contribution and achievement within the community.  It is the state’s highest award for volunteer and/or community service.

 

Governor's Award Application [PDF]

 

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Phone: 803.734.2100
Fax: 803.734.5167

Mailing Address:
The Honorable Nikki R. Haley
Office of the Governor
1205 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

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SC Governor Nikki Haley

Nikki R. Haley

Governor of South Carolina

Nikki Randhawa Haley was elected the 116th Governor of South Carolina on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.

One of the strongest fiscal conservatives in state government, Nikki was first elected to represent the 87th District in Lexington County in 2004, when, as a virtual unknown, she beat the longest serving state legislator in a Republican primary. In 2008, Representative Haley was sent back to the Statehouse with 83 percent of the vote – the highest percentage earned by any lawmaker facing a contested South Carolina election that year. She won the Republican Party nomination for governor on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

Her time in Columbia has been marked by conservative leadership and an unwavering commitment to the taxpayers’ bottom line. She has fought wasteful spending at every turn, pushed for smaller, more efficient government, and led the fight for accountability and transparency that, before her arrival, was sorely lacking in the Legislature.

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