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Local Government Leadership Institute 2023-2024

A skill-building educational experience for new and potential executive-level managers in South Carolina local governments.

Over five sessions a variety of instructional techniques and learning opportunities will be used including expert presentations, case studies, panel discussions and individual and small group assignments. Hosted by Coastal Carolina University; The Joseph P. Riley Jr. Center for Livable Communities at the College of Charleston; the Darla Moore Foundation; Francis Marion University; and the South Carolina... Read more


On Tuesday, the Senate took up the House amendments to the six-week abortion ban bill (

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SCAC is pleased to host its 2023 Annual Awards Program Competition on May 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Make plans to watch the presentations live on the Association's Facebook page or at Take a few minutes to view this year’s ... Read more


As indicated in last week’s Friday Report, Governor Henry McMaster called both chambers to return to work this week. Because there is no sine die resolution, the General Assembly can take up any bills that are pending. The Senate met briefly on May 16 without taking up any bills and did not meet the rest of the week. The House debated several bills, but spent most of its time debating the six-week abortion ban bill (S. 474), which it passed and sent back to... Read more


SCAC is proud to announce our brand-new County COMPASS e-newsletter is now available! Delivered straight to your inbox monthly, this comprehensive newsletter offers the latest updates, insights, and noteworthy happenings from around the state. The County COMPASS is your tool for navigating the ever-evolving landscape of county government.

Read the May 2023 County COMPASS e-newsletter.

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