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In-Person Regional Advocacy Meetings Start After Labor Day

In 2020, the Association’s annual Regional Advocacy Meetings moved to a virtual platform to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in South Carolina’s communities. This fall, the Association’s legislative advocacy team plans to again meet in person in locations around the state to share a meal and engage in conversation about the legislative needs of cities and towns. 

The Municipal Association of South Carolina hosts 10 Regional Advocacy Meetings in the fall each year. These meetings give local leaders a chance to learn about what happened in the past legislative session and what issues are likely to emerge in the next session. The meetings also play a role in identifying key initiatives for the Association’s legislative team for the upcoming year. 

Since the 2021 Regional Advocacy Meetings will take place in the middle of a two-year legislative session, there will be much to discuss. Each meeting begins at 11 a.m. and concludes by 1 p.m., with lunch included. The locations are organized to include one session in each council of governments region, but officials may attend any session even when it is not in their home region.  

There is no charge for the meetings, but registration is required for an accurate head count for lunch and handouts.  

The Edition at the Hartsville Museum, City of Hartsville. Pee Dee Council of Governments area.  

Rock Hill Operations Center, City of Rock Hill. Catawba Council of Governments area. 

Manning City Fire Department, City of Manning. Santee-Lynches Council of Governments area. 

Rollins Edwards Community Center, Town of Summerville. Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments area. 

C.C. Woodson Recreation Center, City of Spartanburg. Appalachian Council of Governments area. 

Walterboro Wildlife Center, City of Walterboro. Lowcountry Council of Governments area. 

The Arts Center of Greenwood, City of Greenwood. Upper Savannah Council of Governments area.  

Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, City of Aiken. Lower Savannah Council of Governments. 

Cayce City Hall, City of Cayce. Central Midlands Council of Governments area.  

Georgetown Police Department, City of Georgetown. Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments area. 

For more information, contact Casey Fields at cfields@masc.sc or 803.933.1256.