Other Events of Interest

NACo Conference Schedule (see Events - Major Conferences)

2023 SC BikeWalkTrails Summit

The SC BikeWalkTrails Summit will be hosted by the Palmetto Cycling Coalition and SC Trails Coalition June 8-9, 2023, in Newberry.

The target audience is professionals in planning, engineering, community, economic, and trail development, tourism; leadership among communities and various levels of boards, commissions, and elected offices. Continuing education credits are in development.

Keynote speakers include Nedra Deadwyler, vice chair of the Urban Design Commission for the the City of Atlanta, and Chuck Flink, an award-winning planner, designer and author.

In addition, Mark Fenton,  a nationally-known public health, planning, and transportation consultant will present a Plenary session for all Summit attendees.

Session tracks are:

  1. Community engagement, equity, and regulations: One of the toughest parts of the job of any community planner or engineer is constructing projects that reflect community needs. How to best engage communities to gather quality public input. How to advance equitable community development. How do regulations that govern mobility serve communities?
  2. Planning, design, & jurisdictional coordination: What are model trail, sidewalk, or bike plans across South Carolina? How are cities and towns getting these funded and implemented? What are model examples of seeing a vision become a reality, by coordinating across various jurisdictions
  3. Community development & funding: How to best use public funding to develop communities where all are served well. What funding sources are working well at implementing plans across South Carolina, and what additional sources should be used? Hear from leaders who are tapping funding to transform their towns.

For more information, including registration, visit the event page. The deadline to register is May 15. 

Stormwater Training

American Stormwater Institute, LLC is offering stormwater training online with a live instructor via Zoom. The full class schedule is available on their 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.