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Harold Koon Award
Harold Koon Award – Harold Koon, 1948-1998

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Harold Koon, a long-time resident of the Mazyck-Wraggborough/Garden District was an indomitable volunteer for the city of Charleston and his neighborhood.  His leadership and ability to create a sense of pride for his neighbors was outstanding.  Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. established this award in 1998 to perpetuate the energy, dedication and selflessness of his example.

Nineteen citizens of Charleston have received this award.
Carina Buckman from the Daniel Island neighborhood received the 2018 Harold Koon Volunteer Award and was honored before City Council.

Nominations for the 2019 Harold Koon Award for Excellence in Volunteer Service will be accepted through December 21st, 2018.

For more information, contact the Neighborhood Services Offices at 843-958-6407 or by email at .

Harold Koon Award Nomination Form (2019)

Award History & Procedures                                                                     
Remembering Harold Koon

Previous Award Recipients:
  • 1999 - Rev. Alma Dungee

  • 2000 - Courtenay McDowell

  • 2001 - Robert Ballard

  • 2002 - Valerie Perry

  • 2003 - Rev. Sidney E. Davis, Sr.

  • 2004 - Sarah Green

  • 2005 - W. Keith Kirkland

  • 2006 - Jack W. Simmons, Jr.

  • 2007 - Arthur Lawrence 

  • 2008 - Sara Grant Tisdale 

  • 2009 - Vangie Rainsford 

  • 2010 - Michael Wayne Allen 

  • 2011 - Fouchéna Sheppard 

  • 2012 - Francis Clasby 

  • 2013 - Mac McBride 

  • 2014 - Julia Mae Simmons 

  • 2015 - Diane Hamilton

  • 2016 - Hollis Mays

  • 2017 - Eugene Frazier

  • 2018 - Carina Buckman