Kem R. Smith, CPA has been appointed to the Township Trustee Board, which is responsible for developing, maintaining, and managing the Township Auditorium as a vital performing arts venue for South Carolina and its capital city.
Kem is now part of the seven-member board of trustees appointed by the Richland County Council to serve five-year terms. The Township Trustee Board is responsible for matters related to fiscal management, development, personnel, maintenance, service, and contracts for providing these services for the Township Auditorium.
The Township Trustee Board recently oversaw the $12 million renovation of The Township Auditorium, which was completed in June 2010. Originally constructed in 1930, the facility is significant for its Georgian Revival architecture and its association with the social and recreational history of both the City of Columbia and Richland County. During the recent renovations, workers discovered a time capsule with business cards, signed petitions, and copies of The State and the former Sunday Record newspapers.
Located at 1703 Taylor Street in downtown Columbia, the Township Auditorium today seats 3,099 and hosts a variety of events, from galas and pageants to music, dance, and comedy performances. For more information about The Township Auditorium, visit www.thetownship.org.
Kem owns and operates her own independent accounting firm, Kem R. Smith CPA, LLC, located in Blythewood’s business district, where her firm serves both private and public clients. Kem provides accounting services to the Town of Blythewood, and in April 2012 both she and the Town received awards for financial reporting excellence from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the Town of Blythewood’s comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.
Passionate about preserving history and culture and supporting the professional growth and development of others, Kem offers internships for local high school students exploring careers in finance and accounting, serves on the board of directors as treasurer of the Blythewood Historical Society, and is a charter member of the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce.
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