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Connie Vaughn honored by the West Columbia City Council for her work to beautify the city

West Columbia, SC (Paul Kirby) – Connie Vaughn was honored by the West Columbia City Council Tuesday evening for her work to beautify the city and generally make it a better place to live, work, and play. She has lived on Stockman Drive in the City of West Columbia for thirty-four years.

Connie is a graduate of Spring Valley High School. She also completed the Leadership program at the Darla Moore School of Business. Connie is a wife, a mother of three, and a grandmother of six. She retired from SCE&G after twenty-one years as the Columbia Office Supervisor. Not one to sit idle, she went to work as the Assistant to the CEO of Gregory Electric Company, Inc. where she has been for the last eighteen years.

Despite all her professional and personal responsibilities, Connie manages to serve as a member of the West Columbia Beautification Foundation, is an active volunteer at the Oliver Gospel Mission and the Humane Society and works with the Safe Cats Coalition and Pawmetto Lifeline to spay, neuter, and vaccinate feral cats in her area. In 2018, she helped raise over $10,000.00 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Connie is passionate about animal welfare, litter cleanup, recycling, and volunteering. She has lobbied in the South Carolina State House for animal welfare bills. She has also spent countless hours picking up litter in her neighborhood and other local places and has started recycling programs at both places she’s worked.

Connie has not only worked diligently to clean up litter in the Armstrong Street, Kensington Court, South Woodside Parkway, and Highway #1 area of the city, she’s also worked closely with members of West Columbia City Council and staff to make her neighborhood a safer place. She worked for and eventually had a security light erected at the local school bus stop and advocated for the cleanup of a vacant house in the area where she lives.

In presenting this resolution to Vaughn, Mayor Pro Tem Temus “Tem" Miles said that Vaughn is tireless when it comes to causes she is passionate about. He thanked her on behalf of the mayor and council for everything she's done and continues to do for the town and its residents.

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