Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Joe Urban Receives Leadership Award

GCS FANS Director Joe Urban accepts the award from John Durst, President and CEO of the SCRLA and Bobby Williams, Chairman of the Board for the SCRLA and owner of the Lizard’s Thicket restaurants.
GCS FANS Director Joe Urban accepts the award from John Durst, President and CEO of the SCRLA and Bobby Williams, Chairman of the Board for the SCRLA and owner of the Lizard’s Thicket restaurants.

Greenville County Schools Director of Food and Nutrition Services Joe Urban was awarded the Outstanding Community Leader in the Public Sector Award from the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association. Urban received the award in recognition of the work he and his team are doing to bring high quality, nutritious food to Greenville County Schools.

“I am most proud of this award because it represents the outstanding work our team is doing to reinvent school food in Greenville,” said Joe Urban. “What we have built over the last few years has resulted in Greenville County Schools being recognized as the K-12 leader in the nation. This award from the SCRLA is validation that the leaders in the South Carolina hotel and restaurant industry are recognizing the value of the work we are doing.”

The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association is the most highly regarded statewide trade organization for the restaurant and hotel industry. Their mission is to promote, protect, and educate the foodservice and lodging industries of the state to ensure positive business growth for its members. 

Annually they hold the SCRLA Stars of South Carolina Hospitality Awards to celebrate the exceptional professionalism and outstanding service of top individuals in the restaurant and hotel industry. 


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