Okatie, SC (November 8, 2011) – Dean Moss, former Gene ral Manager of the Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) has been awarded the Orde r of the Palmetto. The honor was awarded by Governor Nikki Haley in recognition of Moss’ leadership in statewide water resources issues, and was presented by BJWSA Board Chair Brandy Gray at a reception on November 4 th . The Order of the Palmetto is South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, and is given in recognition of the recipient’s lifetime achievements and service to the State of South Carolina. “I am honored and humbled to have been given this award,” Moss said. “This award is really a reflection of the talented employees and friends that have helped me along the way.” “Dean is a great friend and leader, and I know that he will remain active in his service to South Carolina, and be just as successful at it,” Gray said. “W e also owe tremendous thanks to Senator Davis and Representative Erickson for their support throughout t he nomination process for this award,” she said. Moss retired after 25 years of serv ice as General Manager at BJWSA.