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DIG Camp, Aug. 2016

http://sodacitybizwire.com/innovation-camp-for-teens-to-be-held-at-darla-moore-school-of-business

 

Goodwill headquarters, Aug. 2016

http://sodacitybizwire.com/mayor-benjamin-to-visit-new-goodwill-headquarters-in-west-columbia

 

New office staff, Aug. 2016

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article99264732.html

http://sodacitybizwire.com/columbia-mayor-benjamin-welcomes-new-office-staff

 

RACE exhibit Town Hall, Sept. 2016

http://www.abccolumbia.com/2016/09/07/columbia-mayor-moderating-chat-race-exhibit-winds/

http://www.free-times.com/news/midlands-residents-talk-race-at-the-s.c.-state-museum-091416

http://townhall.com/news/us/2016/06/03/sc-museum-hopes-race-exhibit-will-foster-conversations-n2173119

http://theminorityeye.com/town-hall-meeting-hosted-mayor-steve-benjamin/

http://www.aikenstandard.com/20160907/160909633/state-news-roundup-sc-lottery-director-to-step-down-the-citadel-to-add-new-academic-building&amp%3Bsource=RSS

 

Global Parliament of Mayors, Sept. 2016

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/us-conference-mayors-participate-first-ever-meeting-global-parliament-mayors-2155808.htm

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article100839417.html

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-conference-mayors-participate-first-154541647.html

 

Move with the Mayor with CPD, Sept. 2016

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Columbia-mayor-leads-walk-to-help-fight-heart-9206936.php

http://thejournal.io/a/93104-columbia-mayor-leads-walk-to-help-fight-heart-disease

http://www.aikenstandard.com/20160907/160909633/state-news-roundup-sc-lottery-director-to-step-down-the-citadel-to-add-new-academic-building&amp%3Bsource=RSS

http://www.webvent.tv/site/columbia-metropolitan-convention-amp-visitors-bureau/3728

 

Books 2 Boys, Sept. 2016

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article104296711.html

http://sodacitybizwire.com/books-2-boys-initiative-launched-in-midlands

 

Move with the Mayor + Marcus Lattimore, Sept. 2016

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article104420631.html

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article104911671.html

http://newsclad.com/columbia-mayor-marcus-lattimore-celebrate-heart-health/

https://article.wn.com/view/2016/09/29/Columbia_mayor_Marcus_Lattimore_celebrate_heart_health_v/

 

Bryan Stevenson Key to the City, Nov. 2016

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article115142203.html

http://palmettobusinessdaily.com/stories/511047912-columbia-presents-key-to-the-city-to-civil-rights-leader

http://www.live5news.com/story/33741694/justice-advocate-speaks-at-columbia-township-auditorium

 

School Teacher Recognized by Mayor, Nov. 2016

http://www.thecolumbiastar.com/news/2016-11-18/News/The_first_meeting_for_Columbia_City_Council_in_201.html

 

Babcock Center Ornament, Nov. 2016

http://www.thecolumbiastar.com/news/2016-11-25/Society/Mayor_unveils_2016_Babcock_Center_Christmas_Orname.html

 

Gable Oaks Apartment, Nov. 2016

http://www.live5news.com/story/33821649/aging-apartment-complex-gets-new-lease-on-life

 

Mayor Benjamin named Deborah Boward Award winner, February 2017

http://sodacitybizwire.com/columbia-mayor-benjamin-receives-deborah-boward-leadership-award

 

Mayor Benjamin receives Small Business Administration Award for disaster relief, March 2017

http://www.free-times.com/news/local-and-state-news/ft-roundup-benjamin-gets-disaster-recovery-honor/article_fc9bdbd2-13b7-11e7-9128-abb0d7871b3c.html

http://www.free-times.com/news/news-brief/news-brief-benjamin-to-get-disaster-recovery-honor/article_bd22ebd2-13fb-11e7-83b8-bf62a4737130.html

 

Books 2 Girls, March 2017

http://www.coladaily.com/2017/03/06/sen-mia-mcleod-guest-reader-mayor-steve-benjamin-richland-library/

http://www.abccolumbia.com/2017/03/06/monday-morning-menu-7/

 

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Other Recognition and Awards

  • Liberty Fellow
  • Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network’s Inaugural Leadership Seminar in Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Recognition by The State newspaper (Columbia, SC)
    • “20 Business Leaders Changing Columbia” (2005)
    • "10 Top Movers and Shakers to watch in Government and Politics” (2005–2006)
  • National Young Lawyer of the Year by National Bar Association (1999)
  • Young Alumni of the Year by the University of South Carolina
  • Recipient of the Lincoln C. Jenkins, Jr. Award given by the Columbia Urban League
  • Ebony Magazine’s “30 Leaders of the Future”
  • Compleat Lawyer Award given by the University of South Carolina School of Law (2000)
  • Co-recipient of the Young Lawyer of the Year Award given by South Carolina Bar Association (2001)
  • Athena Award from the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce (2001)
  • Civic Star Award given by the Richland County (SC) Bar Association (2007)
  • Inclusion in the 2008 & 2009 Best Lawyers in America publication
  • Phi Beta Sigma African American Male IMAGE Awards Ceremony (2009)
  • The Root's 100 Influential Black Americans (2011 & 2013)
  • National Action Network's 2014 Public Servant of the Year
 
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