Cancellation of Mid-Year Conference and Institute Classes

Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, SCAC has cancelled the Mid-Year Conference and Institute of Government classes scheduled Feb. 10-12, 2021. An important part of this conference is the legislative briefing and Statehouse visits. In light of the pandemic, the vast majority of House and Senate subcommittee and committee meetings will be conducted virtually. The legislative session will be held in the respective chambers, however, there will be very limited interaction with the public in the lobby. In addition to the weekly Friday Reports, SCAC is planning to host a virtual legislative briefing later this session to update county officials on pertinent legislation that is progressing.

The Association will offer the following Institute of Government (Institute) classes online later in the spring: Managing and Conducting Meetings (Level I Elective) and The Policy Role of Council (Level II). More detailed information regarding how and when to access these courses will be shared in the coming months. SCAC is planning to offer ten Institute classes in conjunction with the annual conference in Hilton Head on Friday, July 30 – Sunday, August 1, 2021. The goal is to offer these classes in-person with social distancing measures in place. Below is the list of classes that will be offered. The specific schedule of when each class will be offered will be available later in the spring.

Level I (R)
Ethical Leadership and Public Service
Legal Issues in County Government 

Level I (E)
Public Speaking
Strategic Planning
Understanding and Seeking Differences 

Level II
Effective Communications
Financial Management
The Property Taxation Process 

Advanced – two classes to be determined

Please contact Ryan Tooley at (803) 252-7255 or via e-mail at if you have any questions about the Institute classes. To learn more about the Institute, please visit SCAC’s website.