Events of Interest

NACo Conference Schedule (see Events - Major Conferences)

Certified Stormwater Inspector Training 

Myrtle Beach, November 5-6, 2018; Columbia, Novemer 8-9, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018 10:32:00 AM

The National Stormwater Center is offering Certified Stormwater Inspector (municipal) training in the following locations:

Myrtle Beach, SC on November 5-6, 2018
Columbia, SC on November 8-9, 2018

Designed specifically for municipal personnel, the course offers training and certification to demonstrate that inspectors are qualified.
Inspectors who take the course learn:

  • how to inspect construction, commercial, and industrial, and municipal activities
  • what to inspect
  • the limits of their authority
  • appropriate demeanor
  • appropriate discretion

They also learn about the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, the six Minimum Control Measures, and how to better implement and support their MS4 stormwater program.
Graduates of the Certified Stormwater Inspector course receive certification for five years and continuing education units, and ongoing, unlimited support of the National Stormwater Center.  All instructors have stormwater enforcement experience at the Federal or State level.
Registration is available on the National Stormwater Center website for all classes. You may call Michele at 1 (888) 397-9414, email or visit our website at

2020 Census LUCA Training Sessions 

Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:21:00 AM

An accurate and complete census is important to your community. The Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (LUCA) is the one and only opportunity for tribal, state, and local governments to review and comment on the Census address list, which will serve as the foundation for the 2020 Decennial Census.

You are invited to attend a free LUCA Training Session where you can learn in detail, the review procedures for completing your LUCA review, including:

  • Review and Update Strategies, Determining Priority Areas
  • Materials and Initial Setup
  • Paper/Digital Address List Acceptable Updates
  • Paper/Digital Submissions
  • An Overview of the Geographic Update Partnership Software (GUPS)

Training sessions will be held in each of the ten South Carolina Council of Governments (COGs). Please see the training schedule for the dates and times for your area. Plan to attend the LUCA Training Session that is most convenient for you and your community.  

Whether or not your jurisdiction has already made a decision to participate in LUCA, you are strongly urged to attend one of the training sessions. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2020 LUCA OPERATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA IS JANUARY 15, 2018.

To sign up:

  • E-mail your community name (tribe, state, parish, city, town, village, or regional planning agency); location you plan to attend; name; phone number; email address; and number of persons attending to: OR
  • Call 1-404-331-1339 (Atlanta Regional Office-Geography Section)

If you have any questions regarding the LUCA program or these training sessions, contact the Atlanta Regional Office - Geography Section at 1 (404) 331-1339.

Free Training - Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:43:00 PM

Environmental health professionals are on the frontline of helping individuals, institutions, and communities reduce threats from mosquitoes, ticks, and other vectors. This training—Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals—emphasizes the use of integrated pest management to address public health pests and vectors that spread pathogens, including Zika virus and others. The training offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The training includes 11 courses. Take all of them or pick and choose (the first three are required, then take courses in any order):

  1. Vector-Borne Diseases of Public Health Importance
  2. Integrated Pest Management Basics
  3. Performance Assessment and Improvement of Vector Control Services
  4. Tick Biology and Control
  5. Mosquito Biology and Control
  6. Toxicology of Pesticides
  7. Rodent Management
  8. Pests and Vectors in Food and Housing Environments
  9. Special Pest Management Considerations for Schools
  10. Risk Communication Basics
  11. Bed Bug Biology and Control

Visit the following website to register and to learn more about the training: