The South Carolina Association of Counties

Building Stronger Counties for Tomorrow

Chartered on June 22, 1967, the South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) is the only state organization representing county government in South Carolina. Its membership, which includes all 46 counties, spans the spectrum from predominately urban to rural. By virtue of a county's membership in SCAC, all of its elected and appointed officials become participants in an organization dedicated to improving county government.

SCAC is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization which maintains a full-time staff in Columbia. It is governed by a 29-member Board of Directors, composed of county officials from across South Carolina.

SCAC's Purpose

  • To promote more efficient county governments;
  • To study, discuss and recommend improvements in government;
  • To investigate and provide a means for the exchange of ideas and experiences between county officials;
  • To promote and encourage education of county officials;
  • To collect, analyze and distribute information about county government;
  • To cooperate with other organizations; and
  • To promote legislation that supports efficient administration of local government in South Carolina.