Local Leaders | Pat Grant
by The Press and Standard | July 27, 2018 12:02 pm
Colleton County’s Clerk of Court is not only experienced and recognized as an esteemed professional at a job that she has held for 18 years, but Grant is also a wife, mother, grandmother and community advocate and volunteer.
“I love my job because it allows me to provide service to the citizens of Colleton County,” said Grant. “This community is one I love because it is a friendly place where leaders and citizens work together to improve our quality of life.”
Retirement is still a few years away for Grant and she jokingly says she’ll retire at the same age as the judges, 72.
Having lived in Walterboro for 66 years, Grant finds many things to love in the Lowcountry. “I enjoy the relaxed environment with lots of green space, minimum traffic compared to large cities, strong family support and a strong community.”
Grant firmly believes that being connected to those that live in the community is key to being responsible and a positive influence. Because of her dedication to the community, she has served on the Colleton Medical Hospital Board, Colleton Alcohol and Drug Commission Board and is presently active with the Colleton Training School/Colleton High School Alumni Association Inc.
“The Colleton Training School/Colleton High School Alumni Association is very important to me,” said Grant. “We endeavor to give scholarships to high school graduates and work to preserve a ‘Legacy of a Rich Tradition of School and Community for Posterity.’”
One of her wishes for Colleton County is to see an Olympic swimming pool built either at the high school or recreation center.
Grant is married to Glenn (71) and they have two sons, Clashawn (45) and Patrick (40), and four grandchildren, Autumn (19), Kavius (18), Payton (10) and Collin (9).