Regional Advocacy Meetings Coming Back in September

After pandemic disruptions pushed the Municipal Association’s Regional Advocacy Meetings to a virtual format for the last two years, the meetings are returning as in-person events with locations around the state during September and October.

These meetings fulfill several purposes for South Carolina municipal officials: learning about what happened during the last session of the General Assembly, what is likely to happen in the upcoming legislative session; and simply sharing a meal and discuss the legislative needs of cities and towns. The conversations that happen during the Regional Advocacy Meetings play a key role in shaping the Municipal Association’s Advocacy Initiatives, and this fall’s sessions will serve as a time to plan for the entire 2023 – 2024 two-year legislative session. 

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 headcount for lunch and handouts. 

Here are the dates and locations for each COG:  

  • September 6 – Rock Hill Operations Center, Rock Hill – Catawba COG
  • September 7 – Walterboro Wildlife Center, Walterboro – Lowcountry COG
  • September 8 – Manning Fire Department, Manning – Santee-Lynches COG
  • September 13 – The Edition at the Hartsville Museum, Hartsville – Pee Dee COG 
  • October 5 – The Arts Center of Greenwood, Greenwood – Upper Savannah COG
  • October 11 – Rollins Edwards Community Center, Summerville – Berkeley-Charleston- Dorchester COG
  • October 12 – C.C. Woodson Recreation Center, Spartanburg – Appalachian COG
  •  October 13 – Building and Development Building, Conway – Waccamaw COG 
  • October 19 – Cayce City Hall, Cayce – Central Midlands COG
  • October 20 – Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, Aiken – Lower Savannah COG
For more information, contact Casey Fields at or 803.933.1256.