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The South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) is the only organization dedicated to the statewide representation of county government in South Carolina. Located in the state's capital of Columbia, SCAC is a non-partisan, non-profit association that strives to Build Stronger Counties for Tomorrow by working with county officials to provide education and training, legislative reporting, research and technical assistance. is the primary internet resource for information about South Carolina's counties and issues affecting county government. The website is a dynamic tool that provides access to information about our services, conferences, legislative initiatives, research, training opportunities, financial programs and publications. Visitors can also access general information for all 46 counties—including contact information for county officials, links to county websites, job announcements and statistical tables that address frequently asked questions about county government. To send comments about the site, please click the "Contact" link at the top of any screen.  


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September 17, 2018
County officials and employees can access information and resources regarding Hurricane Florence on SCAC’s Disaster Recovery Information page.
September 13, 2018
NACo has shared a variety of resources for both ahead of and after the hurricane. There are three items you might find useful. Information from ...[Read More]
September 05, 2018
Due to the significant growth that taking place in many parts of South Carolina, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is working with builders, developers, ...[Read More]
August 14, 2018
Legal & Ethical Considerations for Managing Public Meetings – Part 1 Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Renewed citizen and press...[Read More]
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South Carolina Local Government Attorneys’ Institute

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 8:00 - 8:25 a.m. (Registration); 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Seminar)
Location: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel (2100 Bush River Road, Columbia)

The Local Government Attorneys’ Institute is one of the best opportunities to meet with other public sector attorneys and discuss common issues. The seminar is expected to be approved for CLE hours, including MCLE and LEPR. The agenda will be confirmed very soon so we encourage you to go ahead and register online since space is limited! Please share this information with other attorneys in your office.

Registration Information
The registration fee is $95 per person and includes lunch. After that deadline of November 9, and on site, the registration fee will be $105.00 per person (subject to space availability). Cancellations must be made in writing and received in the SCAC office by 5:00 p.m. on November 9, and will be assessed a $15.00 administrative charge. After the deadline, no refunds will be made. We have a limited number of spaces and reserve the right to refuse a registration or place a registration on a waiting list.

Hotel Information
Please call the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel if you need a room reservation at (803) 744-0142. The group rate is $129++. Identify yourself as being with SCAC and reserve your room before October 16 in order to get the group rate.

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Fall Meeting of the County Council Coalition

Held in October, this meeting enables representatives of all 46 counties to take a leadership role in shaping the Association's legislative policy positions. The Coalition reviews recommendations presented by SCAC's steering committees, elects officers, and learns more about critical issues facing county officials.

Oct. 25, 2018 (Thurs.) - Register Online
Institute of Government — Oct. 24, 2018 (Wed.) - Register Online

County Council Coalition Agenda
Institute Agenda
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Upcoming Webinar – Save the Date!

Legal & Ethical Considerations for Managing Public Meetings – Part 1
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Renewed attention by citizens and the press has brought a new focus to how local government bodies conduct the public's business. Please join SCAC for part one of a two-part webinar series to learn about the importance of the rules governing public meetings, and the role of the members of each public body.

During this webinar, SCAC staff attorney John Deloache will discuss the basics of rules and procedures, as well as the legal and ethical issues for members. 

The target audience for this webinar series is appointed members of county boards and commissions, as well as elected members of county council. 

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Continuing Education Update for County Risk Managers and Workers' Compensation Update for County Claims Coordinators

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Continuing Education Update for County Risk Managers and the Workers' Compensation Update for County Claims Coordinators will be a one-day seminar on Wednesday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Columbia.

The meeting will include a round-table discussion. Please submit your round-table questions to Carolina Deevey at

This event is for County employees only. There is no charge for the seminar and lunch is provided. Please fill out the below registration form and return it by September 7, 2018. Confirmation of registration and driving directions will be sent to all participants.

Registration form