Other Events of Interest

NACo Conference Schedule (see Events - Major Conferences)

CJCC and The Charleston Forum to Host SC Criminal Justice System Conference

The Charleston County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) and The Charleston Forum are hosting an original event scheduled for October 20, 2023.

This event marks an especially unique opportunity for leaders across South Carolina’s criminal justice landscape to assemble for a day dedicated to exchanging promising practices for improving public safety, justice, and fairness.

Participation in the conference will play a pivotal role in establishing a foundation for an enduring network of data-guided leaders, both at local and statewide levels, committed to enhancing various aspects of South Carolina’s criminal justice system.

  • Who: Leaders representing diverse critical areas within the state's criminal justice system, including the courts, prosecution, defense, law enforcement, corrections, city, county and state leaders, medical/ behavioral healthcare and community-based providers, individuals with lived experience, the advocacy community, and related subject matter experts
  • Why: Hear from experts discussing data-informed best practices utilized in South Carolina and the Country, and engage in discussions to identify what can be done to improve our criminal justice system
  • How: Attendance is complimentary, but registration is mandatory as seats are limited
  • When: Friday, October 20, 2023, from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
  • Where:
    Trident Technical College
    7000 Rivers Avenue, Building 920
    North Charleston, SC 29406

The conference's official website is a comprehensive source of additional information regarding the event. Further event particulars will be continually updated on the website as they become available. Register for the conference today.

SCOR Hosts Pathways to Hazard Resilience Workshops

The SC Office of Resilience (SCOR) will be holding informational workshops throughout the state to talk about the Statewide Resilience Plan and how local and regional agencies and organizations can implement resilience in their communities.

The meetings will provide an opportunity for local government officials and other stakeholders to meet SCOR staff and learn more about the recently released Statewide Resilience Plan, the history and mission of SCOR, and how the plan can assist local governments. The plan is intended to serve as a framework to guide investment in flood mitigation projects and the adoption of programs and policies to protect the people and property of South Carolina from the damage and destruction of extreme weather events. With the release of the plan, SCOR seeks to further statewide resilience efforts by coordinating at the federal, state and local levels.

Space is limited at each location, so Register Now!

  • 9/25 - Greenville, Unity Park
  • 9/28 - Beaufort, Palmetto Electric Co-op, New River
  • 10/2 - Charleston, BCD-COG Barrett Lawrimore Conference Room
  • 10/10 - Georgetown, Baruch Institute
  • 10/19 - Orangeburg, Claflin University
  • 10/30 - Gaffney, Cherokee County Recreation Building
  • 11/1 - Florence, FMU Freshwater Ecology Center
  • 11/6 - Oconee, Walhalla Depot
  • 11/8 - Rock Hill, Manchester Meadows
  • 11/13 - Columbia, Earlewood Park
  • 11/14 - Aiken, Aiken County Government Building

If you have any questions, please contact the SC Office of Resilience at media@scor.sc.gov.

Visit the Event Website to learn more.

Proterra EV Transit Bus, Battery and Bus Safety Training

Palmetto Clean Fuels is inviting community members, fleet operators, first responders, and others interested in the topic to attend a series of free trainings with electric bus manufacturer Proterra designed to generate interest and provide a baseline of knowledge regarding electric buses and vehicles. While the series includes three separate trainings at no cost to attendees, you do not have to register for all three in order to participate. See below for details, and reach out to Rene Kelly (rkelly@ors.sc.gov) with questions.

  • Register for Electric Bus Basics
    • Tuesday, September 12, 1-2 p.m.
    • Virtual 1-hour presentation
    • A general overview covering battery electric buses, their similarities and differences to diesel-powered buses, why they are beneficial to deploy, and Proterra’s offerings.
  • Register for Battery Basics
    • Thursday, September 14, 1-2 p.m.
    • Virtual 1-hour presentation
    • A general overview of the lithium-ion batteries normally used in electric buses, how they work, and addressing common concerns and misconceptions.
  • Register for Electric Bus Safety Training
    • Wednesday, September 27, 1-3 p.m.
    • Virtual 1-hour presentation followed by an optional 1-hour in-person tour held at Proterra’s Greer Battery Factory. We are still trying to understand the number of in-person attendees expected from Spartanburg communities and first responders, so we are not looking to heavily advertise the hands-on component at this time.
    • A slightly more in-depth look at Proterra’s buses and associated safety considerations such as high-voltage awareness, steps to take in case of fire, driver’s controls and equipment, and emergency exits.

Professional Grant Development Live Online Workshop

The Grant Training Center's Professional Grant Development live workshop, which is normally held at the University of South Carolina, has moved online. It will include the same length of instruction, interactive discussions, and one-on-ones with the instructor.

September 26-27, 2023
10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

You will learn how to:

  1. Research and identify potential funding sources
  2. Address the guidelines of federal and foundation applications
  3. Find foundation and corporate giving for the state of South Carolina
  4. Demonstrate the merits, excellence and innovation of your proposal
  5. Write professional grant submissions that stand out against the competition


Workshop Fee: $595.00
Includes a comprehensive list of resources, workbook, and certificate of completion

Rebate of $45.00 per person for two or more registrants from the same organization

Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Questions? Call (866) 704-7268 or email nstewart@granttraining4u.com.

2023 Day of Recovery Hosted by SCEMD

The 2023 Day of Recovery will be August 9, 2023,  at the Pastides Alumni Center in downtown Columbia. This free event is an opportunity for stakeholders across sectors to discuss best practices, challenges, and ideas to increase South Carolina’s ability to recover from and mitigate the effects of disasters. Lunch will be provided. Registration information and an agenda will be provided in the coming weeks.

Stormwater Training

American Stormwater Institute, LLC is offering stormwater training. The full class schedule is available on the ASI website.

The National Stormwater Center offers certified stormwater inspector training classes. Information on classes and how to register is available on the National Stormwater Center website.

Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals - Free Training

Environmental health professionals are on the frontline of helping individuals, institutions, and communities reduce threats from mosquitoes, ticks, and other vectors. This training—Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals—emphasizes the use of integrated pest management to address public health pests and vectors that spread pathogens, including Zika virus and others. The training offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The training includes 11 courses. Take all of them or pick and choose (the first three are required, then take courses in any order):

  1. Vector-Borne Diseases of Public Health Importance
  2. Integrated Pest Management Basics
  3. Performance Assessment and Improvement of Vector Control Services
  4. Tick Biology and Control
  5. Mosquito Biology and Control
  6. Toxicology of Pesticides
  7. Rodent Management
  8. Pests and Vectors in Food and Housing Environments
  9. Special Pest Management Considerations for Schools
  10. Risk Communication Basics
  11. Bed Bug Biology and Control

Visit the following website to register and to learn more about the training: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/elearn/vcehp.html.