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CCSD recognized for grounds maintenance excellence

The Professional Grounds Management Society® (PGMS®) recognized Charleston County School District (CCSD) with an Honor Award in the Society's 2022 Green Star Awards® competition. The award was given in the Educational Institution School Grounds (K-12,Technical Schools, and Community Colleges) category for exceptional grounds maintenance. 

Winners were honored during the Society’s 2022 Awards Celebration held last month, in conjunction with the School of Grounds Management Annual Conference & Equip Exposition in Louisville, KY, October 18 – 21, 2022.

Dennis Burgess (Plant Operations Officer) and Michael Dellinger (Grounds Manager) were in attendance to receive this award on behalf of CCSD.

“We are extremely proud to receive this honor that recognizes our district on the national level,” said Burgess. “It speaks volumes to the expertise, hard work, and dedication put forth by Plant Operations and Service Solutions to provide beautifully maintained school grounds.”

The Green Star Awards program brings national recognition to grounds maintained with a high degree of excellence, complimenting other national landscape award programs that recognize outstanding landscape design and construction. Overall, PGMS presented nine Grand Awards, its highest honor, as well as 19 Honor Awards, and one Merit Award. 

To view a complete list of winners please visit For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (843) 937-6603.