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SC General Assembly Women's Caucus to Host Jean Laney Harris Luncheon 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - Brookland Banquet and Conference Center
Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:32:00 AM

The South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus is hosting the annual Jean Laney Harris Luncheon on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at noon at Brookland Banquet and Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia, South Carolina. The program will be "South Carolina: Soaring to New Heights" with guest speaker Mrs. Joan Robinson-Berry, Vice President and General Manager of Boeing SC. Female elected county officials are invited to attend.

The luncheon provides an education and professional resource network for women leaders in government. Luncheon proceeds help fund annual college scholarships to outstanding young women, throughout the state, who have shown a commitment to public service.

The Caucus is a 501(c)3 trust and contributions may be tax deductible. Individual reservations are $50.00 each. Additional corporate sponsorship levels are also available.

Registrations are due by April 1, 2017. The registration form is available here.

Certified Stormwater Inspector Training by National Stormwater Center 

Myrtle Beach, SC: June 19-20, 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: