SCAC provides many opportunities for county officials to meet and learn, among these are:

  • Mid-Year Conference for County Officials — Held in late winter in Columbia, this conference enables all county officials to become better informed about the Association's legislative program. The Association also hosts a reception for members of the S.C. General Assembly during the conference.

    Future Meeting Dates:
    Feb. 19, 2020 (Wed.)
    Institute of Government — Feb. 20, 2020

  • Annual Conference — Held in August, this conference is open to all elected and appointed officials. The conference includes educational programs, workshops, group meetings, business and general sessions, and exhibits of vendor products and services.

    Future Meeting Dates:
    Hilton Head Marriott

    Aug. 4–7, 2019 (Sun.–Wed.)
    Institute of Government — Aug. 3–4, 2019
  • Fall Meeting of the County Council Coalition — Held in October, this meeting enables representatives of all 46 counties to take a leadership role in shaping the Association's legislative policy positions. The Coalition reviews recommendations presented by SCAC's steering committees, elects officers, and learns more about critical issues facing county officials.

    Future Meeting Dates:
    Embassy Suites, Columbia
    Oct. 24, 2019 (Thurs.)
    Institute of Government — Oct. 23, 2019 (Wed.)

  • S.C. Local Government Attorneys' Institute — Held in the fall, this is one of the largest seminars for public sector attorneys in the state. It is attended by attorneys from counties, municipalities and state agencies. The event remains a favorite CLE function—consistently providing a dynamic faculty and valuable opportunities for discussion and networking.

    Click here to access handouts and presentations from Nov. 16, 2018.

    Future Meeting Date:
    Nov. 22, 2019
    DoubleTree by Hilton, Columbia

  • Legislative Conference — Held in December, this conference allows members of the Legislative Committee to discuss and adopt a legislative program for the coming year. The Committee is composed of each council chair along with the Association's Board of Directors.

    Future Meeting Dates:
    Renaissance, Charleston
    Dec. 5-7, 2019

  • Newly-Elected Council Member Orientation — Held after the November election in even-numbered years, this training is designed to provide insight into the roles and responsibilities of county officials and outline how the Association is a valuable resource to newly-elected council members.

    Future Meeting Date: