Florence city councilwoman named president of Municipal Association board

July 21, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – Florence City Councilwoman Octavia Williams-Blake has been elected as the president of the Municipal Association of South Carolina board of directors.

Williams-Blake will be the city’s first representation as MASC board president in 43 years. Former MASC presidents from Florence were David H. McLeod (1961) and C. Cooper Tedder (1975).

The Municipal Association of South Carolina represents and serves the states’ 270 incorporated municipalities. The association is dedicated to the principle of its founding members: to offer the services, programs and tools that will give municipal officials the knowledge and experience for the most efficient and effective operation of their municipalities in the complex world of municipal government.

“We are proud of Councilwoman Octavia Williams-Blake for her leadership and dedication to the citizens of the city of Florence,” Florence Mayor Stephen J. Wukela said in a news release. “She will be an excellent president of MASC and impact positive change for both Florence and municipalities across the state.”

Williams-Blake is in her 10th year on the Florence City Council and is serving her third term as a councilmember at-large. She was the first African-American woman elected to the Florence City Council.

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