8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration

9:00 – 11:15 a.m.  Opening General Session

Law Enforcement Reform Legislative Panel Discussion
Learn about current reform legislation being proposed at the SC State House and how cities and town can engage in ongoing discussions.

Federal Advocacy Panel Discussion
Hear about federal legislation that pertains to cities and towns and how to track federal legislation.

Legislative Briefing

Graduation: Municipal Elected Officials Institute and Advanced Institute*

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.  Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. General Session

Political Outlook Panel Discussion
Join two veteran political experts from both sides of the aisle to talk about the November midterm elections and look ahead to the 2022 statewide election cycle.   

12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch

Address: Harry M. Lightsey III, Secretary of Commerce, SC Department of Commerce 

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.   State House Visits

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 

SC Law Enforcement Assistance Program and SC First Responder Assistance and Support Team
Last year the SC General Assembly passed several measures that directly affect public safety in cities and towns. Hear from state public safety officials about those measures and why they’re important to municipal elected officials.

Census Report and Statewide Analysis
Learn how the SC population has changed from 2010 to 2020, and what that means for SC cities and towns.

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. General Session

From Conflict to Conversation
Matt Lehrman, Social Prosperity Partners
Community leaders must tackle complex and sensitive issues in ways that make people feel heard, respected and empowered. During this session, hear how to find shared values, learn the six facets of emotional intentionality and prepare to have a different kind of community conversation to give people what they want most.

4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Break 

4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Field Services Roundtable
This fast-paced session will provide quick updates and guidance on a variety of issues important to cities and towns.

Mayors’ Forum
All mayors are invited to participate in the Mayors’ Forum, sponsored by the Association of SC Mayors.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Taste of South Carolina – Legislative Reception

7:00 p.m.  Dinner on your own with your legislators

* Officials who have completed all requirements for the Institute or the Advanced Institute and those who are scheduled to complete the requirements on Wednesday will be recognized.