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31 Graduate From MEO Institute


The summer 2021 graduates of the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government are: Councilmember Greg Addison of Union, Councilmember Mack Blackstone of Fountain Inn, Councilmember John Brooks of North Augusta, Councilmember Tammy Cain of Pamplico, Councilmember Andre Campbell of Mullins, Councilmember Stephanie Cockrell of Chesterfield, Councilmember Alicia Davis of Barnwell, Councilmember Kenzie DeLaine of Hartsville, Councilmember Joseph Dickey of West Columbia, Councilmember Kathy Dittemore of Inman, Councilmember Michael Drake of Surfside Beach, Councilmember Edward Fishburne of Walterboro, Councilmember Shirley Hill of Bishopville, Councilmember Katherine Houghton of Folly Beach, Councilmember Teresa Kuzniar of Mauldin, Councilmember Katherine Landing of Mount Pleasant, Councilmember Derrick Lindsay of Rock Hill, Councilmember Miliken Matthews of Saluda, Councilmember Carroll Padgett of Loris, Councilmember Scott Parker of Kiawah Island, Councilmember Patricia Partlow of Greenwood, Councilmember Laura Pendley of Briarcliffe Acres, Councilmember Mayo Phillips of Mullins, Councilmember Marion Ramsey of York, Mayor Marcus Rivera of Barnwell, Councilmember Yamekia Robinson of Lake City, Councilmember Kevin Toole of North Augusta, Councilmember Megan Walsh of Clinton, Councilmember Catherine Watt of Clemson, Councilmember Erica Woods of Liberty, and Councilmember Jason Wright of Pacolet. (Not all graduates are pictured.)

The Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government graduated 31 officials during the Municipal Association’s Annual Meeting in July. Now that these graduates have completed the required 25 hours of instruction available through the Institute, they are eligible to participate in the Advanced MEO Institute.

The next Advanced Institute sessions will take place October 13, in Columbia. Participants
will be able to choose one of two courses: “Public Safety Policy and Administration” or “Municipal Utility Policy and Administration.”

Also on October 30, the Advanced MEO Institute will offer a session that includes “Freedom of
Information Act: Making Transparency a Priority” and “A Deeper Dive Into Planning and Zoning.”