The South Carolina Association of Counties

Building Stronger Counties for Tomorrow

The South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) is the only statewide organization representing county government in South Carolina. The Association was chartered on June 22, 1967, and since then has worked to empower county officials through advocacy, education, and collaboration.

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. By bringing together Local Leaders, the Association and county officials are able to create Statewide Strength.

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.