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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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Recent News

April 23, 2018
The brochure and registration for SCAC's 51st Annual Conference (Aug. 5-7, 2018) is now available online. Visit the Annual Conference page for more...[Read More]
April 20, 2018
Opportunity Zones are a new tax incentive program that has the potential to attract tens of billions of dollars in private capital to struggling...[Read More]
April 20, 2018
SCAC issued the newest Friday Report of the legislative session today. The Friday Report can be viewed at this link.
April 18, 2018
Do you want a voice in creating the national legislative policies of the National Association of Counties (NACo)? Consider filling out a NACo...[Read More]
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Risk Management Principles Class

SCAC is offering the Risk Management Principles class in Barnwell on May 15th & 16th. Please consider sending employees to one of this class to help your risk management program grow stronger. Anyone who has safety management responsibility will benefit. The class is also highly recommended as a refresher for persons who have previously taken one of our risk management training courses. The class will equip employees to make significant contributions to your program by covering basic concepts of risk management the agenda includes the following topics:
 
Day 1 — 9 AM–4 PM
 
* What is Risk Management?
* Steps in the Risk Management Process
* Challenges for Risk Managers
* Changing the Safety Culture
* Accident Investigation
* Indirect Costs of Claims
* Resources for Risk Managers
* Inspections
* Law Enforcement & Detention Center Risk Management
 
Day 2 — 9 AM–PM
 
* Workers' Compensation - origin, compensability, transitional work
* What is Insurance?
* Torts & Liability
* Anatomy of a Jury Trial
* Certificates of Insurance and other special exposures
* South Carolina Counties Insurance Trusts
* Workers' Compensation Rating

Lunch on your own both days.

Please register by contacting Caroline Deevey at 800-922-6081 or cdeevey@scac.sc.

If you cannot send employees to either of these classes but would like to host a class in your county at another time, please contact John Henderson at jhenderson@scac.sc.

SCAC's 51st Annual Conference Registration is Now Open

Held in August, this conference is open to all elected and appointed officials. The conference includes educational programs, workshops, group meetings, business and general sessions, and exhibits of vendor products and services.

Hilton Head Marriott
Aug. 5–8, 2018 (Sun.–Wed.)
Institute of Government — Aug. 4–5, 2018


2018 Annual Conference Brochure

Register Online

Institute of Government Online Registration


Resource Considerations for Planning and Zoning Officials

Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
S.C. Bar Conference Center
1501 Park St, Columbia, SC  29201

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.

Presenters:
 
  • Bonnie Ammons,S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority
  • James Chatfield,S.C. Community Loan Fund
  • John DeLoache,S.C. Association of Counties
  • Tracy Hegler, AICP, Richland County
  • Norman Levine, Ph.D.,College of Charleston
  • Jacob Lindsey, AICP, City of Charleston
  • Jeff Parkey, Ph.D., AICP, Anderson County
  • Andrea Pietras, AICP, Charleston County
This webcast will address topics such as financial resources and planning assistance available to South Carolina communities. Participants will also receive an update on state and federal issues and development considerations for water resources. The webcast agenda is available here.
 
Highlights include:
  • The S.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Planning Assistance Program;
  • Financial resources available from S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority and S.C. Community Loan Funds;
  • Strategies for short-term rentals; and
  • Tips for successful board/commission member recruitment and onboarding.
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 Wednesday, May 10, via https://bit.ly/2H6cUdl. Instructions and handouts will be sent to the coordinator by e-mail prior to the webcast.
Questions? Please contact Anna Berger at 1-800-922-6081 or via aberger@scac.sc.
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