The Municipal Association of South Carolina plays an important role in developing municipal elected officials' and employees' knowledge and skills through a wide range of training programs, publications and meetings.
The Municipal Association supports 11 affiliate organizations by providing training and networking for a variety of local government positions with specialized training needs.
Educational opportunities are available to municipal officials through four training institutes.
- SC Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government
- SC Advanced Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government
- Business Licensing Training Institute
- Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute
Hometown Legislative Action Day
In February, Hometown Legislative Action Day draws local officials from all over the state to Columbia to receive updates on current legislative issues, visit their local legislators at the State House and connect with legislators at the Association’s annual legislative reception.
Each summer, the Annual Meeting brings municipal officials together for training, networking and discussion of issues of common interest. Officials hear from state and nationally known speakers, participate in sessions, and learn about new technology and developments in local government.
Regional Advocacy Meetings
Each fall, the Association hosts 10 Regional Advocacy Meetings around the state to talk about the challenges facing cities and towns and how changes to state law could help meet those challenges. Based in part on input gathered during these conversations, the Association's legislative committee and board of directors set the Association's annual Advocacy Initiatives.