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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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Recent News

February 16, 2018
SCAC issued the newest Friday Report of the legislative session today. The Friday Report can be viewed at this link.
February 16, 2018
The S.C. Department of Commerce will accept census tract nominations for the recently announced economic development program called Opportunity...[Read More]
January 31, 2018
SCAC recently added a grant resources page under the Service tab. County officials and employees may find the resources helpful when searching for...[Read More]
January 31, 2018
All organizations – large and small – are vulnerable to cyberattacks. Is your county prepared? Please join us for a cybersecurity webinar...[Read More]
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Upcoming Meetings

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Mid-Year Conference for County Officials

Held in late winter in Columbia, this conference enables all county officials to become better informed about the Association's legislative program. The Association also hosts a reception for members of the S.C. General Assembly during the conference.

Feb. 21, 2018 (Wed.)

Register online or using a fillable PDF.


Institute of Government for County Officials

SCAC provides the Institute of Government for County Officials (the Institute)  in cooperation with the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Center for Livable Communities at the College of Charleston and the Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs at Clemson University. The Institute is a training program designed to equip county officials with the tools needed to enhance their skills and abilities to function more effectively in their positions.

First offered in 1989, the Institute curriculum has been enhanced over the years to reflect current information that county officials need to know in order to be effective leaders.

Feb. 22, 2018 (Thurs.)

Register online or using a fillable PDF.

Council Chairperson's Workshop

This workshop is open to all council chairmen and vice chairmen. Participants will discuss the duties, powers, and responsibilities of the chair and vice chair leadership positions. Strategies for running effective meetings, the importance of rules of procedure, and building effective working relationships will also be addressed. Although the session will be geared toward new chairs and vice chairs, experienced chairs and vice chairs are encouraged to attend. This workshop is offered free-of-charge and participants will earn three hours of credit toward Level II certification.

Feb. 22, 2018 (Thurs.)

Register online or using a fillable PDF.

Cybersecurity Strategies for County Government

March 1, 2018 — 10-11:30 a.m.

All organizations – large and small – are vulnerable to cyberattacks. Is your county prepared?

Please join us for a cybersecurity webinar presented by Tom Scott, Executive Director of SC Cyber and a leading expert on cybersecurity in the state. The webinar will help county leaders understand the fundamentals of cybersecurity and their role in developing a strong cybersecurity program. Topics will include elements of cybersecurity risk, ways to manage the risk, and strategies for safeguarding county data.  

Register Here

Registrations are limited and will be handled on a first come, first served basis. County officials may wish to gather to view the webinar with a group. The group viewing location should have a hardwired internet connection with access to the webinar confirmation email, a laptop, an LCD projector, and a speaker phone.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Handouts will be sent to the registration email prior to the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and made available for later viewing on the SCAC website.

Click here for more information about SCAC’s webinars. If you have any questions concerning the webinar, please contact Susan Turkopuls at (800) 922-6081.