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:
TBA - Institute of Government for County Officials

Annual Conference

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all correspondence normally sent to county officials, exhibitors, and sponsors regarding SCAC’s Annual Conference will be delayed. At this time, we have no plans to postpone or cancel the conference. However, we will continue to closely monitor the developments surrounding COVID-19 and will inform you if changes are made. We will post updates regarding conference registration, exhibitor registration, and hotel reservations on SCAC’s website, social media, and via email.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Tish Anderson ( or Nilda Padgett (

Each year, SCAC's Annual Conference provides a dynamic educational experience with opportunities for one-on-one interaction, strategizing, small group discussions and large group learning. More than 600 county officials—representing South Carolina's 46 counties—gather to discuss challenges and opportunities, share best practices and attend training sessions that strengthen their capacity to lead and serve.

In addition to an energizing educational program, the meeting offers opportunities to learn more about SCAC's programs and services, and to network with exhibitors and colleagues. Many of the state's top county leaders are also honored with awards and training certificates.

August 2–5, 2020
August 1–2, 2020— Institute of Government for County Officials

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 “SCAC annual”. For those who want to use the app on a Windows phone, on a Blackberry, or even from a desktop, the web app is also available online. Visit and bookmark the page for future use.

Future Annual Conference Dates

August 1–4, 2021
July 31–August 1, 2021— Institute of Government for County Officials

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 22, 2020 (Thurs.)
October 21, 2020 (Wed.) - Institute of Government for County Officials

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 20, 2020 (Fri.)

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 3-4, 2020

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:
December 15, 2020 (Tues.)