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Tracy Smith

Tracy SmithI will tell anyone that will listen how much I enjoyed the MPA program at Clemson.  It is a great option for working professionals.

I began working at the City of Rock Hill as an intern and realized my interest in local government.  Through my time here I have worked as Community Development Specialist, then Grants Specialist, and now Supervisor of the Grants Division.  The Grants Division includes 3 staff members and operates to support City initiatives by identifying the most appropriate funders, developing and packaging proposals, managing awards, and assisting staff at all stages of grant resource development.  I’ve really enjoyed working in grants because it allows me to get involved in different activities of local government – from public safety to infrastructure to housing development.

I would also like to promote the South Carolina City and County Management Association’s Holland/Sizemore Scholarship Program that is designed to advance the educational opportunities of students interested in, or presently pursuing, a career in local government management and administration.  This is a great opportunity to not only receive financial assistance but also network with other local government professionals in SC.