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Institute of Government classes recorded at the 2021 Annual Conference are now available online.

The first is Strategic Planning, which is a Level I Elective. This course focuses on the importance of planning and goal setting within the policy-
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South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority is hosting the S.C. Water Utility Forum for water and wastewater stakeholders on Thursday, September 30, 2021. This event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Event highlights include a discussion of the ongoing assessment of the obstacles and opportunities that exist for South Carolina water utilities. Attendees will learn about utility partnerships that work as well as participate in a... Read more


The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program makes federal funds available to states, U.S territories, federally recognized tribal governments, and local communities for hazard mitigation activities. It does so with a recognition of the growing hazards associated with climate change, and of the need for natural hazard risk mitigation activities that promote climate adaptation and resilience with respect to those hazards. These include both acute extreme weather events and chronic stressors which have been observed and are expected to increase in the future. For more... Read more


ICMA's latest Local Government Review provides insight into why cybercriminals target local governments, barriers to local government cybersecurity, and how local governments can improve their cyber readiness–even in the presence of budget constraints.Read more


On August 12, the U.S. Census Bureau released additional 2020 Census results showing an increase in the population of U.S. metro areas compared to a decade ago. In addition, these once-a-decade results showed the nation’s diversity in how people identify their race and ethnicity. For more information, visit the U.S. Census website.

SCAC will share an updated LGF chart next week.Read more