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The Municipal Association Needs Your Updated City Information

It’s time again for each South Carolina city and town to review, update and verify its vital information with the Municipal Association of SC. This year’s deadline for handling data on the Municipal Information Dashboard is Monday, November 22. Information cities and towns provide to the Association includes a variety of data points.

Updating this information every year helps the Association effectively engage with municipalities on key issues. With accurate and up-to-date contact information, the Association can provide 
  • updates on the legislative action at the State House that can have a major impact on local government operations; 
  • registration opportunities for meetings, conferences and workshops, including the Association’s Annual Meeting and Hometown Legislative Action Day; and
  • other training opportunities from the Association’s affiliate organizations and Risk Management Services.
The information that comes from this updating process also enters into the South Carolina Municipal Directory, a resource available online as well as in print. The directory, published annually, features contact information for all 271 municipalities. It also lists out the specific form of government for each city and town and the regular schedule of council meetings and the names of all elected officials and key staff positions. The online version of the directory allows users to search for municipalities based on characteristics like the county in which the municipality is located, its population, or which state representatives and state senators serve it.

The Association allows only one person from each municipality to handle the annual update — the municipal clerk or the clerk’s designee — as a way of maintaining the accuracy of all submitted information. For assistance with the information submission process, or to make a new designation for the person responsible for the update, contact Joanna Ayers at jayers@masc.sc or 803.933.1259.