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SCAC Celebrates Serving for 50 Years

Watch this brief video to learn about county history, the establishment of home rule, and how SCAC helps Local Leaders create Statewide Strength.

Click here to view the 2017 President's Report.

The South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC), founded in 1967, is the only organization dedicated to the statewide representation of county government in South Carolina. SCAC is a non-partisan, non-profit association with a mission to bring together Local Leaders to create Statewide Strength. Celebrating 50 years of service, SCAC focuses on Advocacy, Education, and Collaboration to empower county leaders and county governments. The Association works with all 46 counties to provide legal and legislative assistance; education and training; research and technical assistance; publications; and insurance trusts and other financial services.


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Recent News

January 19, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm: Register for a FREE State Revolving Fund (SRF) Workshop hosted jointly by the SC Rural...[Read More]
January 12, 2018
SCAC issued the newest Friday Report of the legislative session today. The Friday Report can be viewed at this link.
January 10, 2018
The documents are available on our website under the Publications tab or by clicking here.
January 05, 2018
The South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (SCAPA) is accepting applications from eligible communities for its annual Community...[Read More]
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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.