2018 MEO and Advanced Institute graduates

​Thirty mayors and councilmembers who graduated from the South Carolina Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government were recognized during Hometown Legislative Action Day on February 6. To graduate from the MEO Institute, participants must complete seven required courses — two daylong sessions and five other courses that can be taken in person through the 10 offices of the Councils of Governments or online through the on-demand option.

2018 Avanced Municipal Elected Officials graduates
The 2018 Advanced Municipal Elected Officials Institute graduates, shown above at Hometown Legislative Action Day in February, recently finished the four of six courses offered after graduating from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute.

The winter 2018 MEO Institute graduates
The winter 2018 MEO Institute graduates, pictured above at HLAD this year, completed seven required courses.

The next in-person session is "Basic Budgeting and Municipal Finance," which will be held at the COGs on Tuesday, March 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The deadline to register online is Thursday, March 15.

The Advanced MEO Institute recognized 45 mayors and councilmembers during the Hometown Legislative Action Day ceremony. To graduate from the Advanced MEO Institute, participants must complete four of the six courses offered. Sessions are held in person annually in February and October. Registration opens in July for the next in-person session on Wednesday, October 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Columbia Marriott. The deadline to register online is Monday, October 22.

See a complete listing of MEO Institute and Advanced Institute graduates.