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Stay in Touch – The Association Needs Your Input and Feedback

Tell us What you Think

For the first time in its 88-year history, the Municipal Association is conducting a comprehensive survey of elected officials and city staff to help us with planning for future programs and services. During November, we will be reaching out by mail and email to more than 4,000 local officials. Whether you prefer to respond by email or snail mail, we need your input.

Watch your inbox and your mailbox in November, and let us know what current programs and services are most valuable to you and how we can better serve you.

Your participation is critical and valuable to the Association. Regardless of your city size, we value your opinions and thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you as we work to build a better and stronger Association.

— Wayne George, Executive Director

Update the Member Dashboard

The leaves have changed. And perhaps your town's personnel roster has, too. Every fall, municipal clerks (or their designee) are asked to review, update and verify their city's information, such as staff titles and changes in elected leadership, in the Municipal Association's database through the Municipal Information Dashboard.

Municipal Information Dashboard
Muncipal Information Dashboard

How this information benefits cities and towns
Accurate information in the database allows the Association to communicate effectively with municipal elected officials and staff to ensure they receive important information from the Association throughout the year, including

  • training opportunities offered by affiliate associations and Risk Management Services,
  • registration information and important deadlines for the Annual Meeting, Hometown Legislative Action Day, affiliate meetings and other workshops, and
  • legal updates and background on legislation important to local government.

The database also houses information to be used in the online and print versions of the 2019 Municipal Officials and Legislative Directory, which provides easy access to key city demographics and contact information of elected officials and key municipal personnel.

When is the deadline?
Municipal clerks will receive an email and letter in early November reminding them to make updates by November 21 using the Municipal Information Dashboard, which is accessible from the Association's website. While the MID can be accessed and updated throughout the year, it is important to update the information in November in preparation for the printed edition of the 2019 Municipal Officials and Legislative Directory.

To protect the integrity of the data, the ability to see, certify and change the municipality's information is restricted to the city clerk or previously designated representative. For cities without a clerk, or if someone else should be designated to update the information, contact Ashleigh Hair at ahair@masc.sc or 803.933.1288.

Complete the 2019 Compensation Survey

At the start of each year, the Municipal Association asks human resources staff and city clerks to update their city's information for the Association's online compensation survey. The survey is an annual report of wages and salaries of South Carolina municipal employees and elected officials.

The online tool allows officials to ensure their city's compensation scale is competitive with other municipalities with comparable populations and budgets.

The 2019 survey will be available for data entry from January 7 until February 22.