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When: 10:00 AM
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel
200 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, South Carolina  29210
United States
Contact: Pearl Khalif-Govan
(803) 252-7255

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The South Carolina Association of Counties, with the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities, College of Charleston, and the Strom Thurmond Institute of Government, Clemson University, will hold the Institute of Government for County Officials on Thursday, February 21, the day after the 32nd Annual Mid-Year Conference. The Institute is designed provides an opportunity for county officials to enhance their skills and abilities to function effectively as elected officials. A minimum of 12 courses are offered each year.


The cost per course is $80.00, which includes all materials and coffee breaks (lunch is NOT included).

Click Here to Download the Event Brochure           Click Here to Download the IOG Agenda 

Cancellations must be made in writing. Registrations canceled before Thursday, February 14 will be subject to a $10.00 service charge. No refunds will be given after that date — no exceptions. Registration will be $90.00 per course after February 14 and on-site.   


Institute of Government Agenda

Level I

10:00 A.M. — 1:00 P.M.
Building an Effective County Team [E]

2:00 P.M. — 5:00 P.M.
Public Speaking [E]

Level II
NOTE: Participants are eligible to earn credit for Level II courses after graduating from Level I or earning credit for at least six (6) Level I courses.

10:00 A.M. — 1:00 P.M.
Property Taxation

Council Chairperson’s Workshop (see below information)

2:00 P.M. — 5:00 P.M.

Economic Development


This workshop is open to all council chairmen and vice chairmen. Participants will discuss the duties, powers, and responsibilities of the chair and vice chair leadership positions. Strategies for running effective meetings, the importance of rules of procedure, and building effective working relationships will also be addressed. Although the session will be geared toward new chairs and vice chairs, experienced chairs and vice chairs are encouraged to attend. This workshop is offered free-of-charge and participants will earn three hours of credit toward Level II certification. You may register online by clicking here.



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Group Code: MID
EXTENDED Deadline: February 5, 2019

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To ensure you receive the SCAC room rate of $138.00 (plus taxes, $157.32, reserve your room before February 5, 2019. 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 (Melissa Williams), or (800) 362-2779, prior to February 5, 2019.

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.


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