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2017 MEO and Advanced Institute graduates

​Fifty-two mayors and councilmembers graduated from the South Carolina Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government during the February 1 ceremony at Hometown Legislative Action Day. 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.

South Carolina Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government graduates
South Carolina Municipal Elected
Officials Institute of Government graduates

The next in-person session is “Basic Budgeting and Municipal Finance,” which will be held at the COGs on Tuesday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The deadline to register online is Monday, March 6.

South Carolina Advanced Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government graduates (A-I)
South Carolina Advanced Municipal Elected
Officials Institute of Government graduates (A-I)

South Carolina Advanced Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government graduates (J-Z)
South Carolina Advanced Municipal Elected
Officials Institute of Government graduates (J-Z)

The Advanced MEO Institute’s largest class to date graduated 70 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 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Columbia Marriott.

See a complete listing of MEO and Advanced Institute graduates in the Newsroom.