Outgoing city administrator recognized for accomplishments

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TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Outgoing City Administrator Dianna Gracely was recognized last week for accomplishments made during her tenure as the city's leader.

Having accepted the position of administrator of Simpsonville, Gracely, who has led the city since 2005, will step down from the Travelers Rest post at the end of February.

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By a proclamation read by Mayor Brandy Amidon at Thursday's city council meeting, February 26 will be designated as Dianna Gracely Day in Travelers Rest.

"Dianna Gracely has served the city of Travelers Rest as our city administrator for the last thirteen years, during which time she has transformed our city into a thriving and vibrant community for residents, business owners and visitors," Amidon said.

Among Gracely's accomplishments included in the proclamation are her efforts in Main Street revitalization, the annexation of Furman University, conceptualization and construction of Trailblazer Park, construction of a new fire station, expansion of the city's sewer system, her lead on the development of the new City Hall complex, and "other critical projects that have transformed the city into what it is today."

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