Orientation for Newly Elected Council Members Set for December

SCAC will welcome newly-elected county council members from across the state to a day-long training Dec. 11 in Columbia.The Orientation for Newly-Elected Council Members, held every two years following a general election, is designed to prepare leaders for their new duties and responsibilities. 

Topics will include:

  • Roles and responsibilities of county council;
  • Forms and powers of county government;
  • County risk management;
  • The Freedom of Information Act;
  • Budget basics and funding sources; and
  • The State Ethics, Government Accountability and Campaign Reform Act. 

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel. It is open to and free for all newly-elected county council members.