Events of Interest

NACo Conference Schedule (see Events - Major Conferences)

Leardership Summit for Healthy Communities 

Spartanburg Marriott; October 29-30, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:42:00 AM

The Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities is coming to Spartanburg, S.C., October 29-30 at the Spartanburg Marriott. It is an opportunity for healthy eating, active living professionals, and community coalitions to network and to learn best practices happening right here in South Carolina.

The keynote speaker is nationally-recognized and best-selling author Fran Butterfoss. There will be two more keynote speakers: RWJF Culture of Health Leader Christina Codey, and Spartanburg School District Six Superintendent Darryl Owens. All of the breakout sessions are focused on HEAL in the areas of school health, build environments, advocacy, food insecurity, and coalition building and sustainability, among others.

Early bird registration deadline is October 5. Visit the Eat Smart Move More South Carolina website for complete details.

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.

Carolinas Air Pollution Control Association (CAPCA) Fall Meeting 

October 24-26, 2018
Monday, August 27, 2018 12:21:00 PM

CAPCA Fall Meeting
October 24-26, 2018
Hilton-Myrtle Beach, SC

Special Guest Speaker: Bill Wehrum, EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation

The agenda includes:
•    Combustion Controls and Components
•    Chemical Release Reporting — EPCRA/CERCLA
•    US EPA, NC and SC Agency Updates
•    NC and SC Industry Perspectives on Air Quality
•    Compliance Auditing
•    Maintaining a Defensible Compliance Record
•    Emerging Compounds

To view a list of the Fall 2018 topics and to register click the link below:

Special Wednesday Morning Session: Source Testing 101
Space is limited in Source Testing 101. Preregistration is required and additional registration fee applies. Lunch and break are included.

For hotel reservation information click on the link:*

“RSVP to the Young Professionals Networking Luncheon – Wednesday, October 24 at 11:30 (room to be announced). The Young Professional’s Networking Luncheon is being held for the following CAPCA members: (1) first-time or infrequent CAPCA attendees; (2) “new” air quality professionals with less than five years of experience; and (3) young professionals that are 35 years old or younger. We will not be checking IDs! The luncheon will include organized networking activities to welcome new and less-seasoned members into the CAPCA community. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to no later than October 12.

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

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: