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.

The Mid-Year Conference for 2021 has been cancelled.

Future Meeting Dates:

Annual Conference

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. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SCAC will host a hybrid format for the Annual Conference and Institute of Government course offerings this year. The conference workshops and general session will be streamed live for those who are unable to attend in-person. The Institute of Government classes will be available on demand shortly after the conference.

Out of an abundance of caution and to promote social distancing while attending SCAC’s Institute of Government and Annual Conference, in-person social distancing measures will in place during all Institute of Government classes and all Annual Conference sessions and workshops. Consequently, in-person attendance will be limited for both Institute of Government and the Annual Conference. Please note that the Annual Conference workshops and general session will both be live-streamed and all Institute of Government classes will be available on demand following the conference. More information to follow.

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 or laptop computer, the web app is also available online. Visit and bookmark the page for future use.


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Future Annual Conference Dates

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

July 31–August 3, 2022
July 30–31, 2022 — Institute of Government for County Officials

July 30--August 2, 2023
July 29-30, 2023 — 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:

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 18, 2021 — 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 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: