The Elected Officials Institute is specifically designed to give South Carolina municipal elected officials a knowledge base for establishing good public policy for their hometowns. It consists of both in-person sessions and sessions streamed to councils of governments locations across the state.
Elected officials who complete all of the coursework receive a certificate and graduate from the Institute.
The in-person sessions are offered in conjunction with the Municipal Association’s Hometown Legislative Action Day held each February. Officials must take Session A then take Session B the following February.
The classes broadcast via webstream are core courses and are offered at three different times during the year at the councils of governments' locations.
(Presented in cooperation with Clemson University's Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs and the University of South Carolina's Institute for Public Service and Policy Research).