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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.

Sccounties.org 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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April 12, 2019
Please take note of the linked items of interest from the STATE REGISTER. PLEASE CIRCULATE TO APPROPRIATE STAFF FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT. To view any...[Read More]
April 09, 2019
Planning and Zoning Continuing Education Tuesday, May 14 9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. This interactive webcast will fulfill the three hours of...[Read More]
April 08, 2019
The newest issue of Carolina Counties is now available online. Click this link to read the latest news from SCAC.
April 05, 2019
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Planning and Zoning Continuing Education

Tuesday, May 14
9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

This interactive webcast will fulfill the three hours of continuing education required annually for planning
and zoning officials/employees. In order to receive credit, county officials/employees must participate
in a group or classroom setting; and an on-site coordinator must confirm their attendance.

This webcast will address planning strategies such as growth management tools and affordable housing. Participants will also receive an update on planning and zoning court cases and state legislation. The detailed agenda will be included in the material that is shared with those who register.

Highlights include:

  • Affordable housing tools, opportunities,and challenges;
  • U.S. Census population projections for counties and related implications;
  • Legal issues update on state legislation and court cases related to annexation, impact fees, and citizen appeals; and
  • An overview of boards of zoning appeals and architectural review boards.

Attend via the internet or join our studio audience in Columbia

To participate:

  1. Identify a coordinator to be the official contact for your county or department.
  2. Reserve a conference room/classroom and equipment. The webcast can be viewed in any room with internet access through a laptop connected to an LCD projector/external speakers.
  3. Publicize the webcast and encourage attendance.
  4. Register online by Thursday, May 9. Instructions and handouts will be sent to the coordinator via e-mail prior to the webcast.

Questions? Please contact Ryan Tooley at 1-800-922-6081 or via rtooley@scac.sc.

Register here

 

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