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When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel
200 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia 29210
United States
Contact: Ryan Tooley
(803) 252-7255

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Courses in Level I and Level II are being offered in conjunction with the County Council Coalition meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 24. Participants are eligible to earn credit for Level II courses after graduation from Level I or earning credit for at least six (6) Level I courses.

Registration Fee and Information
The registration fee is $80.00 per course. If you prefer to mail a check, please select "Bill Me" when registering online and mail a check to SCAC by Friday, October 18. Or, you may complete the registration form and mail it with a check to SCAC prior to the deadline. After October 19 and on-site, the registration fee will be $80.00 per course.


Cancellation Policy
The deadline for pre-registration is Friday, October 18. Registrations canceled by 5:00 p.m. on October 18 will be assessed a $10.00 service charge. Cancellations must be in writing. No refunds will be made after October 18. After October 18 and on-site, the registration fee for Institute courses will be $90.00 per course.

Hotel Reservation Information
Hotel reservations may be made directly with the Embassy Suites Hotel by calling (803) 252-8700. Please mention the group code, "CCC”, to receive the special room rate of $137.00/night (plus taxes = $156.18). You may also make your reservations online by clicking hereThe deadline for making hotel reservations is Thursday, October 3. Cancellations of hotel rooms must be received by the hotel by 6 p.m. the day before arrival.


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Schedule at a Glance


9:30 a.m.


10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Level I: Public Speaking [E]
Sara L. Nalley, Professor Emerita of Communication and Theatre, Columbia College
Level II: Financial Management
Gina Smith, CPA, CFP, CGMA, Controller, Bamberg County

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Level I: Managing and Conduction Meetings [E]*

John K. DeLoache, SCAC Senior Staff Attorney
Helen T. McFadden, Attorney, Kingstree, S.C.

Level II: Economic Development*
Bonnie J. Ammons, Executive Director, S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority; 
Cyndy S. Turnipseed, Legal Counsel, S.C. Coordinating Council for Economic Development
J. Edwin West, SCCED, Senior Program Director, Targeted Rural Initiatives; S.C. Department of Commerce 

[E]–Level I Elective Course 
*Approved for three hours of continuing education credit for planning/zoning officials and employees

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