Events of Interest

NACo Conference Schedule (see Events - Major Conferences)

Strategies for Managing and Measuring Residential Short-Term Rentals Workshop 

Monday, October 9, 2017 2:21:00 PM

The Riley Center for Livable Communities is excited to present a workshop on Strategies for Managing and Measuring Residential Short-Term Rentals on October 30th from 10am - 3pm. The cost of this workshop will be $50 and will include lunch. The seminar is designed to educate, share, and discuss the opportunities around managing residential short-term rentals at both the city and county level. Topics will include (1) an overall theoretical framework on housing and residential short-term rentals, (2) how to evaluate your jurisdiction's housing mix, (3) evaluating this mix with your greater market area, (4) licensing and permitting, and (5) ordinance development and compliance. You can sign up for the workshop here. Please email Alison Littke-Smith at if you have any questions!  

Grants Training in Greenwood, SC 

November, 8-9, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017 9:07:00 AM

Upper Savannah Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Greenwood, November, 8-9, 2017. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Attendees will learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

Click here for full event details.

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

A special tuition rate of $425 includes: two days of instruction, workbook, and access to an Alumni Forum containing tools, helpful discussions, and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Please use discount code "SCASSN" to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration. 

Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are also available. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.

More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available here.


Crystal Obermeyer
at Grant Writing USA
888.435.7281 toll free

Rick Green, AICP, Government Services Director
Upper Savannah Council of Governments

Certified Stormwater Inspector (municipal) training 

Charleston, SC - October 26-27, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 11:28:00 AM

The National Stormwater Center is offering Certified Stormwater Inspector (municipal) training in Charleston, SC on October 26-27, 2017.

Designed specifically for municipal personnel our course offers training and certification to demonstrate, for the record, 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 MS4 stormwater programs.
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. Instructors have stormwater enforcement experience at the Federal or State level.
The announcement with course details and registration information is available here. Contact Michele at 1-888-397-9414, email or visit with questions. Registration is available on the website for all classes.


SC State Library Offers Grants Research and Proposal Writing Classes 

Posted by Jennifer Haworth Thursday, August 24, 2017 2:01:00 PM

The South Carolina State Library will offer grants research and proposal writing classes in September, October, and November. Please visit the State Library website to learn more.

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: