31st Annual Mid-Year Conference
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When: 2/21/2018
9:00 AM until 7:00 PM
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel
200 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, South Carolina  29210
United States
Contact: Pearl Khalif-Govan
(803)252-7255


Online registration is available until: 2/16/2018
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The South Carolina Association of Counties will hold its 31st Annual Mid-Year Conference for County Officials on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Embassy Suites Hotel in Columbia. Classes for the Institute of Government will be held on Thursday, February 22, the day after the Mid-Year Conference.

The Mid-Year Conference, designed for all county officials, is held to give a briefing of legislation affecting county governments which has been or is expected to be introduced in the General Assembly. Strategies for passage of county-interest bills will be discussed. Other activities include a Delegates’ Luncheon and a Legislative Reception, held this year at the Palmetto Club (1231 Sumter Street). 

 

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Pre-registration for the Mid-Year Conference is $160.00 per county delegate. The fee includes the Delegates’ Luncheon, Legislative Reception, coffee breaks and all conference materials. The deadline for pre-registration for the Conference is Friday, February 9. After that date and on-site, registration will cost $170.00.

To cancel a registration, you must contact the SCAC office in writing. Registrations canceled before Friday, February 9 will be subject to a $25.00 service charge. After 5:00 P.M. on February 9, no refunds will be made — no exceptions. 

AGENDA

 Registration 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
 General Session 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
 Luncheon 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
 Visit State House and Committee Meetings  
 *Legislative Reception (Palmetto Club - 1231 Sumter Street) 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.


*Legislative Reception Location and Other Details
In an effort to increase the legislators’ participation in the Legislative Reception, the location has been changed to the Palmetto Club in downtown Columbia.
NOTE: The Palmetto Club has a strict dress code policy for all guests. Gentlemen are expected to wear coat and tie, coat and turtleneck, coat and collared shirt, or sweater and collared shirt. Hats and caps are not allowed unless required for religious purposes. Ladies are expected to wear dresses, appropriate suits, slacks, or evening wear. Athletic wear, shorts, tattered jeans, or sport shoes are not allowed.Transportation will be provided the evening of the Legislative Reception to and from the Embassy Suites Hotel to the Palmetto Club. More details will follow.

CANCELLATION POLICY

The deadline for registration is Friday, February 9.Cancellations must be made in writing. After this date and at the conference, the registration fee will be $170.00. Registrations canceled before 5:00 P.M. on February 9 will be assessed a $25.00 service charge. After February 9, no refunds will be given — no exceptions.

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS ~ EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL

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Group Code: MID
Deadine: January 30, 2018

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To ensure you receive the SCAC room rate of $138.00 (plus taxes, $157.32, reserve your room before January 30, 2018. Individual cancellations must be made by 6:00 P.M. the day before arrival. If you prefer to make your reservations by phone, please call (803) 252-8700 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday prior to January 30, 2018.

If you are sending a check, the hotel must receive the check two weeks prior to your check-in date. Otherwise, you will be required to pay with a credit card at check-in.

 

Legislative Reception Location and Other Details
In an effort to increase the legislators’ participation in the Legislative Reception, the location has been changed to the Palmetto Club in downtown Columbia.
NOTE: The Palmetto Club has a strict dress code policy for all guests. Gentlemen are expected to wear coat and tie, coat and turtleneck, coat and collared shirt, or sweater and collared shirt. Hats and caps are not allowed unless required for religious purposes. Ladies are expected to wear dresses, appropriate suits, slacks, or evening wear. Athletic wear, shorts, tattered jeans, or sport shoes are not allowed.
Transportation will be provided the evening of the Legislative Reception to and from the Embassy Suites Hotel to the Palmetto Club. More details will follow.