8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Registration

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.     Opening General Session

Panel Discussions

Retirement System Reform
Senate and House members from the Joint Committee on Pension Systems Review will brief participants on what may be next for retirement system reform in South Carolina.

Local Government Fund
House members will discuss proposals under consideration to change the formula for the Local Government Fund distribution.

A panel of legislators and mayors takes a look at what’s next for South Carolina’s infrastructure challenges from statewide and local perspectives.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.    Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.    General Session

Legislative Briefing

Graduation: Municipal Elected Officials Institute and Advanced Institute

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.    Lunch

Address: Hugh Weathers, Commissioner, SC Department of Agriculture

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.         State House Visits

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.     Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.     Opioids: An Unprecedented Crisis for Public Safety and Policy Makers

Our nation is facing a crisis due to opioid abuse. Learn about effective ways to create synergy between law enforcement and policy makers, reduce opioid demand through awareness and education, and build effective coalitions to address the crisis.

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.        Mayors’ Forum

All mayors are invited to participate in the Mayors’ Forum, sponsored by the Association of SC Mayors

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.        Break

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.        Short Takes on Hot Topics

Federal Tax Reform Legislation

Ray Jones, Partner, Parker Poe

The recently passed federal tax reform legislation will impact city finances in a number of ways. Get an update on what to expect.

2020 Census Update

Will Roberts, State Political Cartographer, South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office

It’s not too soon to start planning for the 2020 Census. Find out what cities need to do leading up to 2020.

Small Cell Antennas

Eric Budds, Deputy Executive Director, Municipal Association of SC

Municipal rights-of-way are the preferred location for the placement of the next generation of wireless device antennas. Learn about this emerging technology, its potential impact on municipalities and the Association’s effort to roll out a model small wireless facility ordinance.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.        Taste of South Carolina - Legislative Reception

7:00 p.m.         Dinner on your own with your legislators