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Aiken's Safe Communities program recognized

Aiken's Safe Communities program recognized

The SC Community Development Association annually presents its Award of Excellence to a project that has significantly improved the community and served as a catalyst for further improvements to the area’s quality of life. The City of Aiken’s Safe Communities program won the 2014 award.
 
The power of partnerships

Elected Officials On-demand Training

Rather than waiting for the once-a-year required course offerings, officials can now take select Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government training 24/7. The  Municipal Governance and Policy course is the latest in the series to become available online.
 
Have your voice heard

Have your voice heard

Municipal officials will have ten opportunities to attend a Regional Advocacy Meeting this fall to share local issues and challenges and to brainstorm legislative solutions. These discussions will assist the legislative committee and the Association’s board of directors in setting the legislative priorities for the two-year session beginning in January 2015.
 
Free forestry workshop for local governments

Free forestry workshop for local governments

The South Carolina Forestry Commission and The Conservation Fund are hosting a series of free workshops for local officials to learn more about identifying and maximizing the economic and recreational impact of local agency working lands. Workshops will be held across the state – October 1 in Florence, October 2 in Awendaw, October 8 in Columbia and October 9 in Greenwood.
Riley shares perspective from long tenure

Riley shares perspective from long tenure

​In his keynote address at the Association’s Annual Meeting, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley shared his perspective on the responsibilities of local officials to their communities. For his remarks, Riley drew on his almost 40 years of service in municipal government.