SC Business Licensing Officials Association and SC Municipal Finance Officers, Clerks and Treasurers Association Joint Academy

10/27/2020 - 10/29/2020

Tuesday, October 27

  • Collections and Enforcement: Options and Methods
    October 27, 2020 |12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
    Barbara Wooster, Senior Revenue Collector, Town of Hilton Head Island
    Wooster will discuss the various methods she uses to collect revenue and enforce the town's business license ordinance. Hear how she has managed revenue even during uncertain times. CPFA: .5, CPE: 1 hour (Specialized Knowledge)
  •  How the Regulation of Motor Carriers Affects Local Governments
    October 27, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Landon Masters, Community Outreach & Communications Manager
    Tom Allen, Director of Safety, Transportation and Telecommunications
    Jenna Sarrell, Transportation and Operations Manager
    Thomas McGill, Assistant Manager of Safety, Transportation and Emergency Response
    Learn how the SC Office of Regulatory Staff regulates transportation network, passenger and household goods carriers in South Carolina and how this affects local governments. 
    CPFA: .25, CPE: 1 hour (Specialized Knowledge)
  • BLOA Business Meeting
    October 27, 2020 | 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 28

  •  Retail Sales License Reports
    October 28, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    Shannon Attaway, Local Government Coordinator, South Carolina Department of Revenue
    Learn about the reports that SCDOR provides local governments to help the local governments verify information that businesses provide when applying or renewing a license.  
    CPFA: .50, CPE: 1 hour (Taxes) 
  • Legislative Update
    October 28, 2020 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Scott Slatton, Director of Advocacy and Communications, Municipal Association of South Carolina
    The SC General Assembly finished the 2020 session in September. Learn more about impact the passed legislation will have on cities and towns as well as an update on the Association's 2021 Advocacy Initiatives and proposed legislation.
    CMC/MMC: 1 hour, CPFA: .50 points, CPE: 1 hour (Business Law)
 

Thursday, October 29

  • Financial Outlook – What Are Your Options?
    October 29, | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    Walter Goldsmith, Managing Director, First Tryon Advisors
    Budgets are tight, and getting tighter the longer the pandemic wears on. Hear what you can expect from the financial markets and learn about short-term and long-term borrowing options as well as the ways your city can reduce its debt.
    CMC/MMC: 1 hour, CPFA: .50 points, CPE: 1 hour (Finance)
  • MFOCTA Business Meeting
    October 29, 2020 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Prerecorded Sessions

  •  Virtual Meetings and Public Engagement Opportunities
    Prerecorded Virtual Session – 1 hour
    Erika D. Moore Hammond, CMC, city clerk, City of Columbia
    Cities and towns everywhere were thrown into virtual meetings beginning in March 2020. Now that many have been doing it for seven months, hear from one city about what they have learned, what they have changed to make the meetings more productive, and how they are keeping their residents engaged. 
    CMC/MMC 1 hour, CPFA: .50 points, CPE: 1 hour (Communications)
  • Local Business License Renewal Center
    Prerecorded Virtual Session – 1 hour
    Fran Adcock, Collections Analyst, Municipal Association of SC
    A demonstration of the process to set up and use the Local Business License Renewal Center for online reporting and payment of local business licenses. This session will also demonstrate the business user experience as they utilize the portal for payment of their business licenses.
    CPFA: .50 points, CPE: 1 hour (Specialized Knowledge)
  • Responding to COVID 19 Tests
    Prerecorded Virtual Session – 1 hour
    Fred A. Williams, Partner, Gignilliat Savitz & Bettis LLP
    Learn what steps your office needs to take when an employee tests positive for COVID-19. CMC/MMC: 1 hour, CPFA: .50 points, CPE: 1 hour (Personnel/HR)
  • More information about the SC Business Licensing Officials Association
  • More information about the SC Municipal Finance Officers, Clerks and Treasurers Association