Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Forty-five county officials, including two local officals graduated on August 5, from Levels I and II of the Institute of Government for County Officials at the 47th Annual Conference of the South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC), held August 3 to August 6. To celebrate the institute’s 25th anniversary, graduates were recognized during the conference’s general session. Graduating from Levels I and II were W. Jeanie Brown-Burrows, Williamsburg County Councilmember, and Tammi Epps-McClary, Williamsburg County Clerk to Council.
The SCAC, in cooperation with the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities, College of Charleston, and the Strom Thurmond Institute, Clemson University holds the Institute of Government for County Officials three times per year. The Institute of Government provides county officials the opportunity to enhance their skills and abilities to function more effectively.
County officials must complete 27 hours of instruction, including 18 hours of required topics and nine hours of elective topics, to graduate from Level I. They must complete 18 hours of instruction to graduate from Level II. The SCAC, chartered on June 22, 1967, is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization whose membership includes all 46 counties in South Carolina. Governed by a 29-member board of directors elected each year by county officials at the association’s annual conference, the SCAC is the only organization representing county governments in the state.