​Special Events

Opening Reception

Thursday 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Kick off the Annual Meeting and enjoy cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres and networking with other attendees.

Delegates’ Luncheon

Friday 12:30 – 2:15 p.m. Cost: $40

Address: Jody Urquhart, Motivational Keynote Speaker, I Do Inspire

Do you ever think “why can’t things just go the way I want?” or “why can’t people just leave me alone?” This hilarious presentation will show municipal officials how to proactively drive change.

Awards Breakfast

Saturday 8:30 – 10:15 a.m. Cost: $35

Learn from the accomplishments of this year’s winners of the Municipal Achievement Awards and the Main Street South Carolina Inspiration Award.

Closing Night Celebration

Saturday 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. Cost: $55

After an Annual Meeting jam-packed with learning, continue networking with friends and colleagues at this laid-back event. Enjoy dinner and dancing to The Root Doctors.

Spiritual Breakfast

Sunday 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Cost: $27

Before heading home, take time to enjoy a Southern breakfast buffet and inspirational music presented by Erica Berg. Feed your body and spirit.



First Timers’ Program

Thursday   4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

First time attending the Annual Meeting? Don’t miss this program. Meet others who are attending the meeting for the first time and learn how to get the most out of the Annual Meeting experience. Preregistration is required and limited to municipal elected officials and staff. 

Exhibitor Showcase 

Thursday    1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Friday     8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Make time to visit with exhibitors and learn how their products and services can enhance a city’s efficiency and effectiveness.

In Their Shoes: Law Enforcement Simulator Demonstrations

Saturday   8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Simulators are a high-tech training tool to give police officers hands-on practice in a simulated crisis situation. Participate in a demonstration and experience real-life situations that officers encounter every day. Demonstrations last approximately 15 minutes. Some simulated situations include violence and language that may be considered offensive.

You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers

Saturday   10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Join Association staff in an information roundtable discussion where you can ask questions about the Risk Management Services programs, Collections programs or simple legal questions. Visit with the Municipal Association field services managers as well.

Tech Talks

Throughout the Annual Meeting, local officials may attend 15-minute Tech Talks that address technology priorities for local governments. These sessions are designed specifically for elected officials.