The spring meeting of the SC Business Licensing Officials Association Training Institute had 16 municipal and county officials graduate from the program.
The institute is designed to improve the professional and administrative skills of business licensing officials. The three sessions officials need to complete the training institute include topics on general licensing, problem areas and personal development. The spring session topics included duties and authorizations of business licensing officials in South Carolina, an overview of municipal and county government as well as business license administration. The graduates will receive the Accreditation in Business Licensing designation, upon passing an exam.
The 16 graduates are Sherry Atkinson, billing clerk, Town of West Union; Noel Blackwell, town clerk, Town of Lyman; Tami Boyle, business license specialist, Town of Mount Pleasant; Caitlin Cothran, manager for collection programs, Municipal Association of SC; Rodnisha Howzell, accounting specialist, City of Greenwood; Jackie Kelley, clerk/treasurer, Town of West Union; James Ledlow, business licensing officer, City of Spartanburg; Mayor Linda Gail Oliver, Town of West Union; Karen Osborne, revenue coordinator, City of Greenville; Chaconas Parson, town clerk, Town of Andrews; Tim Roberts, business license inspector, City of Greer; Ashley Rochester, business license coordinator/inspections, City of Clinton; Kathy Teague, planning/zoning coordinator, City of Union; Karine Thomas, business licensing director, City of Hartsville; Carroll Williamson, planning and development director, City of Cayce; and Catrina Woodruff, accounting manager, City of Greer.