The Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government counted 10 graduates during the Municipal Association’s Annual Meeting in July. Having completed the required 25 hours of instruction available through the institute, these officials are now eligible to participate in the Advanced MEO Institute.
The next Advanced Institute sessions will take place October 16 in Columbia. Participants will be able to choose one of two courses.
One of the advanced course options for October, “Advanced Advocacy and Intergovernmental Relations,” will take a look at how city and town officials can help members of the General Assembly understand how bills will impact municipalities, as well as the complexities of how the lawmaking process works. The other advanced course offered this fall, “Municipal Utility Policy and Administration,” will take a look at utility system engineering as well as the management practices and financing that allows a municipal utility system to run successfully.
The summer 2019 graduates of the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government are, in alphabetical order, Councilmember Carl Brown of Walterboro, Councilmember John Carroll of Hardeeville, Councilmember Phil Carter of Cayce, Councilmember R. LeMont Glasgow of Newberry, Councilmember Mike Hawkins of Prosperity, Mayor Greg Holmes of Clover, Councilmember Nikita L. Jackson of Rock Hill, Councilmember Carol King of Mauldin, Councilmember Susan Hasty Kovas of Chester and Councilmember Robert Woodbury of Mullins. (Not all graduates are pictured.)