Conferences and Meetings

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:

Annual Conference

Registration Information SCAC will host a hybrid format for the Annual Conference and Institute of Government course offerings this year. Please note the conference and Institute schedules have changed from previous years. The banquet will take place on Monday evening and the conference will conclude with the general session Tuesday morning. The opening session, annual award presentations during the banquet, and general session will be streamed live for those who are unable to attend in-person. Three of the Institute of Government classes will be available on demand after the conference. Please refer to the registration form for the registration fees, including early bird rates. The most up-to-date in-person social distancing measures will be in place during all Institute of Government classes and all Annual Conference sessions and events. Consequently, in-person attendance may be limited for both the Institute of Government and the Annual Conference. All attendees will be encouraged to wear face masks. More information to follow. You must be a paid registrant to receive the discount.

Future Annual Conference Dates

July 31–August 3, 2022 (Institute of Government for County Officials, July 30-31)

July 30--August 2, 2023 (Institute of Government for County Officials, July 29-30)

Annual Conference Meeting App

The Association is pleased to announce the SCAC Annual Conference App. The app contains the schedule, speaker information, exhibitor information, and maps of the venue. It updates automatically, making sure users always have the most current information right at their fingertips.

The app is free and available for download from the App Store or Google Play by searching for “Grupio”. Once you've downloaded the Grupio app, simply search the app for "SCAC".


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If you want to use any of the personalization features (ex. My calendar), you’ll need to click on “My account” to register with the app and then log in. SCAC2021 is set as a default password.

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:
October 21, 2021 — to be held virtually

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.

Future Meeting Date:
November 19, 2021 — to be held virtually

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 Date:
December 2-3, 2021 — Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

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: