Events of Interest

NACo Conference Schedule (see Events - Major Conferences)

Climate Wise Brownfields Program 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:55:00 AM

CASE Consultants International, NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (aka North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies [NCICS]), and the American Planning Association (APA) present a continuing education symposium featuring top experts in the field of brownfields. Topics include city planning, brownfields financing, and climate mitigation and adaptation via brownfields reuse.

Climate Wise Brownfields allows professionals to earn up to five continuing education credits (5 CM) while enjoying a day of networking with industry peers and subject matter experts in Asheville, North Carolina.

The symposium benefits

  • Professional Planners
  • Stormwater Managers
  • Economic Developers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Realtors
  • Property Assessors and other practitioners.

The symposium is held at The Collider in Asheville’s city center.


2017 South Carolina Community Relations and Development Conference 

Thursday, April 13, 2017 4:30:00 PM

The Institute of Community Development at the College of Charleston is working with the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission and corporate sponsors to establish new processes that support community relations and development in South Carolina, referred to as the Quality of Community Life Initiative. The inaugural annual conference will be held May 5-6, 2017, at the College of Charleston. During the conference, panel discussions will be held highlighting initiatives and programs of counties, cities, non-profit agencies, and businesses, and awards will be given. If your county is actively encouraging citizens from diverse backgrounds to engage with one another and your county to improve the quality of life in your community, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Graeme Coetzer with the College of Charleston’s Institute of Community Development. Dr. Coetzer can be reached at 843.953.5688. For more information, please click here.

Certified Stormwater Inspector Training by National Stormwater Center 

Myrtle Beach, SC: June 19-20, 2017 - Hilton Head, SC: June 22-23, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017 10:16:00 AM

Designed specifically for MS4 personnel, this course focuses on stormwater permit compliance as the key to restore and maintain the waters of the United States. Testing will be conducted. Students are expected to achieve a minimum overall score of 75% to be awarded 1.2 CEUs from National Stormwater Center, and a five (5) year CSI™ Inspector Certificate. This certification indicates that the services are being performed by professionals who have completed the stormwater inspector certification requirements and have met established standards of knowledge, experience, and competence required in the field of stormwater inspections.

This two-day course is $799 per person plus $25 registration fee, for a total  of $824 per person. There is a $50  per person discount for 2 or more registration from the same organization. Class fees are refundable if cancellation is received 7 days prior to start date. Registration fees are non-refundable. Substitutions are allowed with notification to the business office.

Register online at


Grants Proposal Writing Class 

SC State Library, Columbia
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 2:39:00 PM

Proposal Writing Basics: This class will focus on what needs to be included in all your grant proposals. Sessions run from 10:00 am to noon and are offered on two different dates: Thursday, March 30, and Friday, May 19.

Class is free; however, registration is required. For more information, please contact Dawn Mullin, Information Services Librarian at (803) 737-3762.

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: