Events of Interest

NACo Conference Schedule (see Events - Major Conferences)

Certified Stormwater Inspector Training 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 10:27:00 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; January 28-29, 2019
Charleston, SC on January 31-February 1, 2019

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

South Carolina State Library Offers Two Grants Research and Proposal Classes 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 9:09:00 AM Categories: Grants

The South Carolina State Library is offering two popular grants research and proposal writing classes, Grants Research: Finding a Funder for Your Nonprofit Organization and Proposal Writing Basics. This year, the library has added a free online webinar. You are encouraged to register early while spaces are still available.

Grants Research: Finding a Funder for Your Nonprofit Organization - This class helps individuals working with nonprofit organizations locate information on grants available from private foundations and corporations using the South Carolina State Library’s electronic and print resources. Sessions run from 10:00 a.m. to noon and are offered on two different dates:

Proposal Writing Basics – This class will focus on what needs to be included in all your grant proposals.  Sessions run from 10:00 a.m. to noon and are offered on two different dates:

Both classes will be held at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia and are free; however, registration is required. For more information, please contact Dawn Mullin, Information Services Librarian at 803-737-3762 or

The library is also offering a free webinar, Understanding Foundation Tax Returns: Finding a Funding Match With the 990-PF — This webinar will be held Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 11:00 a.m.–Noon (register at This is an online session that you can view from home or your office and will focus on how to use the tax returns of private foundations to find detailed information on grants and giving.

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: